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I am the owner seller of contract for deed in Illinois. The contract is 5 months old and the buyers have committed a crime and are in jail waiting on court system they are facing a very long time in jail. Can i cancel the contract if so how or do i do that, Do i have to go thru eviction court since they only have paid about 4 percent of the purchase price

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

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You have to go through judicial foreclosure and eviction.You are likely going to need local lawyer to do all of this.

If the buyer should default on the contract by failing to make scheduled payments on time, the relief options that are available to the buyer depend on how much the buyer has paid toward the purchase price of the home. Under Illinois law, if the buyer owes less than 80 percent of the original agreed-upon amount for the home, the seller must file a notice of foreclosure. In this case, the buyer will be served a notice of foreclosure and has a set number of days in which to bring the payments current in order to prevent losing their home. If however, the buyer owes more than 80 percent of the purchase price, the seller may file for a simple eviction. In this case, the buyer receives an order to vacate, usually within 30 days. In either case, the buyer loses all rights to monies applied toward the purchase of the home if ordered to vacate.

Responsibility for Repairs

Under the laws of Illinois, the buyer is responsible for all repairs that are necessary to the home during the term of the contract. These repairs may include the replacement of windows, roofing and siding, as well as minor repairs to appliances, flooring and walls. The only exception to this law is if the buyer can show through clear and convincing evidence that the home was in need of the repairs prior to the time of purchase and that the buyer purposefully failed to disclose the needed repairs to the buyer at the time of purchase.

If this can be shown, a judge may order the seller to make the necessary repairs or reimburse the buyer for the cost of having them done.

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I all ready knew those options I was hoping there was another option but didn't think there was you just confirmed that. Thanks anyway
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