Paul Bernstein – Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Chapter 6 - Getting A Refund of Your Security Deposit

Security Deposits are funds that belong to tenants and therefore landlords in Chicago, under the RLTO, must handle them very carefully. Getting a refund of your security deposit is what this chapter is all about…more

| Real Estate

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the RLTO

Chapter 1, an Introduction to the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, provides an overview of how and why the RLTO came into existence in Chicago. It is only because attorney Harold Washington ran for election to…more

| Real Estate

Notice of Deposition

Notice of Deposition form as part of discovery in eviction case in Chicago landlord and tenant practice…more

| Real Estate

Interrogatories to Landlord in Eviction case

Under the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance ("RLTO"), tenants are not only entitled to a JURY demand, but tenants may initiate DISCOVERY. Eviction actions and actions under the RLTO are NOT considered small…more

| Real Estate

Verified Answer, Affirmative Defense(s) and Counterclaim(s)

In Chicago eviction courts, the tenant need not file an answer unless required to do so by the Court. Most often, tenants' attorneys choose to file a responsive pleading (an Answer), and further allege Affirmative Defenses and…more

| Real Estate

Transfer Order

When a jury demand is filed, a copy of the filed jury demand is presented to the trial judge on the "Return Day" which is when eviction cases go to trial in Chicago. However, the Jury Demand causes the case to be continued for…more

| Real Estate

Appearance and Jury demand in Chicago eviction case

A simple form, but important in Chicago Evictions, as the filing of a jury demand causes the eviction case to be continued automatically for one week to another court room instead of going to trial on the so-called "Return Day."…more

| Real Estate

This profile may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Any correspondence with this profile holder does not constitute a client/attorney relationship. Neither the content on this profile nor transmissions between you and the profile holder through this profile are intended to provide legal or other advice or to create an attorney-client relationship.