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I have a lease ending October 2016. I received a 3 day

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I have a lease ending October 2016. I received a 3 day eviction notice posted to my front door today. We have paid our rent diligently for 29 months. My rent checks are sent from Chicago. I was called from the real estate company back in early February to tell me that we had paid a month early, I assumed they meant March. Any way I told my son in Chicago we had paid early and he held back the March rent. I received a phone call on March 7th telling me we were late for march. I called my son in Chicago and he sent the rent check on the 8th. The eviction Notice was posted on the front door for all the neighbors to see. Do I have any rights here
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to assisting you.

I'm sorry to hear what happened, it sounds like an oversight. What was actually posted to the door is a 3 day notice to "Pay or quit." That is the first step a landlord has to take before they can file a lawsuit for eviction. It says to a tenant that you must "Pay back rent owed within 3 days, or vacate." If after the 3 days pass, you still haven't paid, then they can file for an eviction.

While I understand that the notice was posted where neighbors might see, unfortunately, that is legal. The notice can either be left with a tenant, or posted to the door.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 11 months ago.

If you have further questions or need clarification about this matter, please reply, and I'll be happy to assist you. Otherwise, kindly remember to leave me a positive rating (3-5 stars) as that is the only way experts on this site are paid for our time and expertise, even if you have previously left a deposit. Thank you.