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Getting Sick of it

Chicago, IL

#1 Nov 14, 2012
I know the property at 2228 Prairie is in Foreclosure and yet the LL continues to collect rent and the tenants have no idea. Is this legal? Is there anything that can be done? There are 4 families that live here and lives will be disrupted. Once the foreclosure is complete how long afterwards are the tenants removed if they are still there? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. This is the same property that has an illegal basement apartment.
selfish

United States

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Getting Sick of it wrote:
I know the property at 2228 Prairie is in Foreclosure and yet the LL continues to collect rent and the tenants have no idea. Is this legal? Is there anything that can be done? There are 4 families that live here and lives will be disrupted. Once the foreclosure is complete how long afterwards are the tenants removed if they are still there? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. This is the same property that has an illegal basement apartment.
Wow. I hate when landlords do that. Not sure if its legal though. At the very least, I would tell the tenants to stop paying rent, because the landlord CANNOT just kick them out for not paying. He would have to go through the process of evicting them. If you are SURE it's in foreclosure, you might want to tip off the tenants. Plus it woild give them the heads up they will need to find a new place. If you want to dig deeper, I would try to find out what bank hold the deed and contact them. I'm sure they would be very interested to learn that the owner it still collecting rent.
Getting Sick of it

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 15, 2012
Thanks! That helps!
my 2 cents

Alsip, IL

#4 Nov 15, 2012
If you know it is in foreclosure i would not pay him but put the $$ in the Bank and save it.
I doubt you will ever see a security deposit and you will need to make plans for your future.
Good Luck & Best wishes.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#5 Nov 15, 2012
Getting Sick of it wrote:
I know the property at 2228 Prairie is in Foreclosure and yet the LL continues to collect rent and the tenants have no idea. Is this legal? Is there anything that can be done? There are 4 families that live here and lives will be disrupted. Once the foreclosure is complete how long afterwards are the tenants removed if they are still there? Any assistance is greatly appreciated. This is the same property that has an illegal basement apartment.
According to the 2009 Federal Protecting at Foreclosure Act, tenants do have rights.
1. They have to be told that the building is in foreclosure.
2. They have the right to love in a clean and safe building with all utlities.
3. Tenants have the right to stay in their apartments until their lease expires.
4. If you don't have a lease and are told to move; the landlord must give the tenant 90 days to get out.
5. If you are being evicted because of the foreclosure, you can have your records sealed so they won't affect your credit rating.
6. If you have to move because of the foreclosure, the landlord must return your security deposit.(if you have paid your rent and have no damages)
7. Tenants must told in advance if the building management changes.

please note: tenants do have the responsbility to pay their rent on time.

Questions? go to the Lawyers Committee for better housing website or call them.
selfish

United States

#6 Nov 15, 2012
CASA wrote:
<quoted text>According to the 2009 Federal Protecting at Foreclosure Act, tenants do have rights.
1. They have to be told that the building is in foreclosure.
2. They have the right to love in a clean and safe building with all utlities.
3. Tenants have the right to stay in their apartments until their lease expires.
4. If you don't have a lease and are told to move; the landlord must give the tenant 90 days to get out.
5. If you are being evicted because of the foreclosure, you can have your records sealed so they won't affect your credit rating.
6. If you have to move because of the foreclosure, the landlord must return your security deposit.(if you have paid your rent and have no damages)
7. Tenants must told in advance if the building management changes.

please note: tenants do have the responsbility to pay their rent on time.

Questions? go to the Lawyers Committee for better housing website or call them.
They have the right to love in a clean and safe building... Sorry, just cracked me up.
CASA

South Holland, IL

#7 Nov 16, 2012
selfish wrote:
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They have the right to love in a clean and safe building... Sorry, just cracked me up.
I checked with the courts and the building went into foreclosure in March of this year. They were in court in August; but it has not gone into receivership so that means that Mr. Beltran is still responsible for the up keep of the building.
CASA

South Holland, IL

#9 Nov 17, 2012
curious wrote:
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I think my comment went over your head. LoL. Nevermind
LaugLaughLaugh!! Sorry, Freudian Slip.
amused

Blue Island, IL

#10 Nov 17, 2012
CASA wrote:
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LaugLaughLaugh!! Sorry, Freudian Slip.
I will like to know can this be used in a Divorce court? He is in a process in a Divorce and he suppose to give part of rent money to his soon to be ex wife.
Johnny Cochran

Mokena, IL

#11 Nov 18, 2012
You probably shouldn't get your legal advice from Topix.
Build BI2

United States

#12 Nov 18, 2012
Political commentary aside ai thanks CASA for your guidance. Foreclosures are the cancer of communities across our nation. On Walnut street there are at least two - one is now "bank owned" and a property of historical significance (2423 Walnut) and is falling into serious disrepair - windows falling out, paint peeling, gutters overflowing with weeds ...

Across the street the owners had not been paying for months and the tenants - good people that cared for the property - forced to move so there will be another blight on the street. Thanks Bank of America and citibank. There are similar cases on Oak and Union.

The city should require notice of any foreclosed property with contact information to upkeep the property until resale.
Make the Call

Chicago, IL

#13 Nov 18, 2012
Build BI2 wrote:
Political commentary aside thanks CASA for your guidance. Foreclosures are the cancer of communities across our nation. On Walnut street there are at least two - one is now "bank owned" and a property of historical significance (2423 Walnut) and is falling into serious disrepair - windows falling out, paint peeling, gutters overflowing with weeds ...
Across the street the owners had not been paying for months and the tenants - good people that cared for the property - forced to move so there will be another blight on the street. Thanks Bank of America and Citibank. There are similar cases on Oak and Union.
The city should require notice of any foreclosed property with contact information to upkeep the property until resale.
In a previous city council meeting the mayor asked the public for help by notifying the police department and building department with the addresses of these kinds of properties.
Johnny Cochran

Mokena, IL

#14 Nov 18, 2012
Build BI2 wrote:
Political commentary aside ai thanks CASA for your guidance. Foreclosures are the cancer of communities across our nation. On Walnut street there are at least two - one is now "bank owned" and a property of historical significance (2423 Walnut) and is falling into serious disrepair - windows falling out, paint peeling, gutters overflowing with weeds ...
Across the street the owners had not been paying for months and the tenants - good people that cared for the property - forced to move so there will be another blight on the street. Thanks Bank of America and citibank. There are similar cases on Oak and Union.
The city should require notice of any foreclosed property with contact information to upkeep the property until resale.
You probably shouldn't get legal advice from CASA either
CASA

Chicago, IL

#15 Nov 18, 2012
Johnny Cochran wrote:
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You probably shouldn't get legal advice from CASA either
The Lawyers Committee for Better Housing actually has a Tenants in Foreclosure Program that can help renters who's buildings are foreclosure. Also, the Metropolitian Tenants Organization has a hotline for renters. These groups are excellant sources for renters in Cook County.
Johnny Cochran

Mokena, IL

#16 Nov 19, 2012
CASA wrote:
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The Lawyers Committee for Better Housing actually has a Tenants in Foreclosure Program that can help renters who's buildings are foreclosure. Also, the Metropolitian Tenants Organization has a hotline for renters. These groups are excellant sources for renters in Cook County.
CASA can use a search engine! As I said, don't take legal advice from Topix, CASA or any other riff raff on this site.
But at least it was nice of you to direct these people to a reputable service.
CASA

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 20, 2012
Johnny Cochran wrote:
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CASA can use a search engine! As I said, don't take legal advice from Topix, CASA or any other riff raff on this site.
But at least it was nice of you to direct these people to a reputable service.
Actually, the Lawyer Committee for Better Housing has been working with renters in Blue Island for over a year now. They do great work.

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