Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When is Rent Due?
Rent is due the 1st of each month and considered late AFTER the 5th of each month.
When is Rent Considered Late?
Starting on the 6th of each month.
When should the Landlord expect to see rent?
One business day after the tenant rent has posted to our account.
Who Keeps the Late Fee?
Chicagoland Realty Group Partners keeps the late fee in order to cover costs of processing Notice to the tenant.
What is the Process to Evict a Tenant?
- We email and call tenant the 5th, 6th, and 7th of the month to find a firm date in which rent will be paid.
- We process the “5 Day Notice” by certified mail and return receipt as well as email.
- If, by 15th of month, rent has not been paid – we seek a written payment plan from tenant.
- If, by 20th of month, rent has not been paid – we seek legal counsel to begin eviction procedures.
- We recommend an attorney who charges a flat fee for eviction services.
- Tenant to be served by Process Server for court date.
- Our office confirms occupancy over this time period of home.
- Tenant is presented in Court with eviction terms by Judge.
- Our office arranges 3 movers, Sheriff Deputy, and locksmith to arrange rekey of home.
- Our office arranges cleaning crew and handyman to turnover property for vacancy.
Why does it take so long to evict a tenant?
Per Illinois Statute, we must following legal guidelines to evict a tenant in the State of Illinois. For more information, click here.
How do you “Serve Notice” to the tenant when rent is late?
By certified mail with return receipt as well as by email (per lease a legal means to properly serve Tenant).
Do I have to find my own attorney to evict the tenant?
Nope! We work with a variety of attorneys (based upon county) that serve landlords at an affordable flat fee rate.
How many evictions has CRGP had?
We have had four evictions since October 2011. This serves as less than 0.30% of leases filled during this timeframe. We are GOOD at screening tenants…that is the key!
How can I prevent an eviction?
Use our Tenant Screening services to fill your lease vacancy. We don’t equate emotion behind the lease vacancy process.
We worked with Sean and Chicagoland Realty Group to identify quality tenants for a townhouse in Oswego Illinois and would highly recommend his services. It was a challenging situation with us living across the country. Sean and his team were excellent in every aspect. He very quickly identified a pool of high quality tenants from which to select and seamlessly managed the background checks, lease paperwork, deposits and move in process. Sean and his team kept us informed throughout and we had dream tenants secured within weeks of first engaging Chicagoland Realty.
We used Sean and his property management company in Wheaton Illinois for 3 years and would highly recommend his services. He was fantastic at bringing us multiple rental offers within one week of listing the property. He preformed the background/credit checks on all potential renters and helped us sort through them to find the best applicant. All communication we had with Sean was flawless during the entire time we had our home for rent. We lived in a different state from where our rental was located and never had to worry that our home was not being looked after. Sean's company is the go to in the area if you want a quality rental management company.
We use Sean for our home in Montgomery. He and his team do a great job helping us with the property. We were nervous moving away and leaving our home in the care of someone else, but 3 years later we rest easy. Working with Chicagoland Realty Group Partners has been a great experience.
My townhouse was managed by Chicagoland Realty Group for the last three years and they also were the realtor that sold the property. Overall, Sean runs a very good team - his staff is efficient and attentive. Issues brought up by the renter was addressed in a timely fashion and I was kept in the loop in every case. I highly recommend Chicagoland Realty Group to manage all of your properties.
I have worked with Sean for 3 years and he always find my tenants for my condo. He provides me with advise before making my decisions. He keeps me informed of any issues in a timely manner.