Need to break your Chicago or Oak Park lease?

 

     Many people are losing their jobs or having to move in order to keep their job.  Some students can't afford tuition anymore and have to move back home.  We understand.  Unfortunately these are not  legal defenses to obligations under a lease.  That said, in Chicago and Oak Park we may be able to help.  We need you to fax, email, mail, or drop off a complete copy of your entire lease along with any and all attachments, just as it was initially offered to you.  We want to see the front and back of any two-sided pages.  We want to see everything.  The review of your documents will be free, and probably will not require you to come to the office.  If we determine that we can legally terminate your lease under Chicago or Oak Park laws, we will send you our representation and fee agreement for a lease termination.  There is a flat fee for the service.  We will assume all contact with the landlord, and we will be the address to which your landlord must return the security deposit or any written accounting for it.  Recovery of your security deposit is not an included service, but sometimes we are able to negotiate a refund of the deposit with cooperative landlords.  As you will read below, we certainly offer security deposit return services, which are committed to a separate attorney client agreement.  You can see an example of a lease termination case that ended up going to court, and read testimonials by former clients.

  

Need to get your security deposit back?

 

     We need you to fax, email, mail, or drop off a complete copy of your entire lease along with any and all attachments, just as it was initially offered to you.  Also please send us any written correspondence from your landlord from after your move-out (including emails).  Keep any post-marked envelopes the landlord sends you and get us a copy.  We want to see all the papers.  The review of your documents will be free, and probably will not require you to come to the office unless you want to.  Send us an email (preferred) or write us a letter or send a fax telling us:

(1) What City was the rental in?
(2) How many apartments were in the building or complex (was it more than six or not)?
(3) Did the owner of your unit live in the building? 
(4) Did the owner of your unit own just your unit, as a condo, or the whole building? 
(5) (a)  How much was the security deposit?   (b)  How much was the monthly rent?
(6) (a)  When did you move in?                      (b)  When did you move out?
(7) When, if ever, did your landlord first explain in writing what they were keeping?
(8) When, if ever, did your landlord first refund any of your security deposit, and how much?
(9) When, if ever, did your landlord pay interest on your deposit, and how much?
(10) Did you move out on or before the last month of your lease?
(11) Did you pay all rent due under your lease?

       You can read testimonials by former security deposit return clients.  Please keep in mind that submission of information in response to these prompts does not create an attorney-client relationship.

 

 
 

 

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