Five days after you have been served the Landlord’s Five Days’ Notice, if you have still not submitted full payment for all past due rent and late fees, we will file for your eviction. You will be served by a representative of the Cook County Sheriff’s office at your home with a court date for the eviction proceedings. Once a judgment is granted for past due rent and possession of the property, the court specifies the number of days you have to vacate the property.
If you do not vacate within that time frame, an Order for Possession will be filed. You will again be served by the Cook County Sheriff’s office informing you of the date for the Order for Possession. On that date, representatives from the sheriff’s department as well as a representative from Winnemac Properties will arrive at your home to remove all of your personal belongings and set them at the curb.
A judgment in favor of the landlord can stay on your record for 10 years and might make it difficult to obtain future housing and credit. An eviction filing can also be expensive and is the responsibility of the resident. Eviction filing fees start at $650. After the eviction, we will also turn over any unpaid accounts to our collection agency for further action.