Easy Guide to Illinois Landlord Tenant Law

Posted by Tomas Miller // October 2, 2015

There are several key laws that govern the relationship that tenants and landlords have in the state of Illinois. Here is an easy guide to Illinois landlord tenant law and the key points you’ll want to know. 1. The Return Of The Security Deposit. Landlords have up to 45 days to return a security deposit […]

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Aquin Catholic High School celebrates homecoming this week

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 30, 2015

FREEPORT — Aquin Catholic High School’s hallways are humming with homecoming activities, and each grade level is distinguishing itself with radio-station themes. Playing off the school’s mascot, a bulldog, seniors are the Fly Dawgs, making banners and floats with a hip-hop and rap theme. Juniors are Dawg Rock, with a classic rock theme. Sophomores are […]

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Freeport water main replacement plan raises concerns from residents

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 29, 2015

FREEPORT — Some residents are questioning the planning behind a $8.75 million city water project scheduled to begin this month that city officials say will help complete a multiyear infrastructure project. About six miles of new, 12-inch polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe will replace 6-inch iron lines that are 80 to 100 years old, according to […]

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4 Tax Deductions Landlords Often Forget to Claim

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 21, 2015

A lot of landlords feel intimidated during tax season. They want to save as much money as possible, but they do not want to make mistakes that will force them to pay hefty fines. There are plenty of ways for landlords to save money without increasing the risk of audits. Make sure you take advantage […]

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Tenant Rights and Hot Water

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 18, 2015

In just about every jurisdiction, landlords are required to provide tenants with a living space that is safe, healthy, and livable. The definition of what constitutes what must be provided to make the space this livable may vary, but one of the basic items that must be provided in every jurisdiction is hot water. If […]

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Outline of Tenant Rights for Visitors

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 16, 2015

Tenants do have a right to entertain visitors at their rental unit. Even so, there are certain stipulations that can be put on that right. 1. How long a visitor may stay without either being required to pay rent or face an eviction. 2. How many visitors may be on the premises at any given […]

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5 Ways to Manage Your Time as a Property Manager

Posted by Tomas Miller // September 14, 2015

Property managers and landlords have busy days that involve a diverse range of tasks. Follow these five tips to manage your time better and get more done. Make To-Do Lists You can write to-do lists on any piece of paper, but many people prefer using smartphone apps. An app helps ensure that you always have […]

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How To Serve An Eviction Notice for Nonpayment of Rent

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 28, 2015

One of the biggest frustrations a landlord faces is a tenant that doesn’t pay their rent. An estimated 2% of tenants tend to be problematic and may need to have the eviction process started. To do so, you’ll need to create a notice that corresponds with the demands of your local landlord-tenant laws. Either 3 […]

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How To Repair Basement Wall Cracks

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 26, 2015

The basement wall is one of the most important structures of every home and building. It supports part of the weight of the home, protects against water damage, and works to keep pests out of the building. Cracks can begin to form for a wide variety of reasons, so it is important to understand why […]

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How to Repair a Rotted Window Sill

Posted by Tomas Miller // August 24, 2015

A window sill is a surprisingly easy repair that virtually anyone can do. Window sills will often have dry rot in them because of their exposure to the elements. That rot can spread throughout adjoining wood structures, so it is important to complete this repair as soon as it is noticed. Here are the steps […]

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