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Throughout my years as a Chicago tenants’ rights lawyer I have had many consultations with tenants from suburban and unincorporated Cook County. These phone calls would inevitably end in frustration and disbelief when I told tenants that although Chicago has excellent tenants rights protection, those rights did not apply outside of Chicago because… Read more →
Historically, tenants have had much less power than landlords in the landlord-tenant relationship. This is especially true when it comes to rent increases. Many landlords know that moving is expensive and very inconvenient. Once they have a tenant settled in an apartment, they can often increase rent above market rates because moving is… Read more →
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“My Landlord Tried To Take Advantage of Me, But My Attorney Empowered Me.”
I had never used an attorney for anything before this experience. I had always been wary of lawyers, but unfortunately, I was faced with a situation in which I thought contacting an attorney would be my best option. From the very first time we talked, Andy really made me feel at ease. He listened to what I had to say, and asked me what result I wanted before giving me his take and advice. At the beginning of this experience, honestly, I was intimidated and afraid that I would end up having to pay a lot of money for an unjust reason. But as Andy worked on my case with me, I began to feel empowered, and at the end of it all, I ended up asking for what I was originally too afraid to ask for, and getting it. Andy made me aware of many things in the law that I never saw (despite the hours of research I did on my own previously). Andy is very responsive; I never had to wait very long for a response, no matter what time it was. He is very knowledgeable about landlord/tenant law, and he never had a problem explaining things that I didn't understand. I would not hesitate to retain Andy's services again, or to recommend his services to anyone I know.
Posted by Kathy, a Landlord & Tenant client, 9 days ago.
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