Thanks for following up. If he is late making a payment, then he would be in default and you could terminate the contract unless your contract has a "right to cure" period and he complies with that. Since he's buying the property rather than leasing it, if he doesn't default under the contract, you would, unfortunately, not be able to terminate the contract. If he does default, you would be able to terminate the contract, but if the occupants did not leave voluntarily, you would need to follow the legal process applicable to tenants to avoid being accused of an illegal eviction. Uner Illinois law, you would need to give a 5-Day Notice to Quit..meaning they must vacate the premises within that period or face formal eviction. Then, if the occupants still have not left, you will have to file a petition for an eviction order. Once that is granted...you can have the sheriff evict. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to move the occupants' stuff out, change the locks, or take any other means of "self-help" eviction prior to obtaining the eviction order.
This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you that you could just force him out immediately, but I can only provide you information based on the law so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!
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