We were trying to get a loan to buy a house. The owner of the house let us move in until closeing. The loan fell through we have no rent contract. I have been paying him $1200 a month. Since the loan fell through he gave me three weeks to get out this is not alot of time. there is no houseing or rentals around here. Do I have mor time than Three Weeks?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Illinois
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Yes, you can get more time because the law works in your favor. Even though there is no lease, you are considered an "atwill" tenant, which is treated legally as a month to month tenant. If you do not leave at the end of the 3 weeks, the law does not allow the landlord to forciblyevict a tenant without obtaining an eviction order from a court. What thatmeans is that if termination date comes and the tenant does not move out, thelandlord cannot simply change the locks or throw the tenant's things out.Rather, what the landlord has to do is to first deliver a 5-Day Notice toquit...which basically says the tenant has 5 days to leave or face eviction.But, if the tenant still hasn't left, the landlord must then file an unlawfuldetainer petition with the court for an eviction order. Depending upon thecourt's docket, it can take anywhere from about 15 days to a couple of months toget a hearing. Only when a judge hasissued the eviction order can the landlord have the tenant evicted. That willbuy the tenant a good bit of time.
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