If a residential tenant fails to pay rent or otherwise breaches a term of the lease, a landlord in Illinois may not engage in self-help but needs to follow the legal process in obtaining an eviction.
Evictions (Forcible Entry and Detainer) in Iowa
In Iowa, to evict a tenant, a landlord cannot engage in self-help but must obtain a court order to evict a tenant. The procedure in Iowa to evict a tenant is called a forcible entry and detainer (FED) action.
Criminal Housing Management and Aggravated Criminal Housing Management Charges in Illinois
Under Illinois law, a failure to maintain residential real estate can result in misdemeanor or even felony charges, under the crimes of Criminal Housing Management and Aggravated Criminal Housing Management, as set forth in 720 ILCS 5/12-5.1 and 720 ILCS 5/12-5.1a: