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Purchasing a Condominium Unit: Buyer Beware

By: Matthew O’Malley There are many pros to living in condominium associations, as they are often one of the more affordable options in urban environments and especially in many areas in the City of Chicago. Condos can provide a great sense… Continue Reading →

Governing Document Production and You: New Caselaw Regarding Excessive Charges to Sellers

By: Sarah Elizabeth Melendez Have you had a request for governing documents? Have you sold a condominium in the last few years? Are you currently living in one and plan to sell it in the foreseeable future? If you sold one,… Continue Reading →

Legal Update: Chicago Tenants Now Have Five Years to File a Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Unlawfully Enter into Their Unit to Take Possession

By Joseph Silverstein Evicting a tenant in Illinois requires a detailed legal process. Therefore, it is important for landlords to be patient and wait for the court to enter a formal eviction order providing possession of the unit versus taking voluntary… Continue Reading →

Two Years In: What Condominiums and Community Associations Can Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Matthew O’Malley The last 24 months have been unprecedented. Every industry and individual has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is helpful to reflect on some of the lessons we can learn from this pandemic, and I have… Continue Reading →

2022 Legislative Updates

By: Joseph Silverstein In 2021, the Illinois General Assembly did not make any amendments to the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act and only made one significant change to the Illinois Condominium Property Act (the “Act”).  Effective January 1, 2022,… Continue Reading →

Don’t Let a Burst Pipe Burst Your Bubble

By: Sarah Elizabeth Melendez With Chicago weather at full force, it is inevitable that condominiums, townhome associations and homeowner associations will be confronted with burst pipes and the subsequent damage. As a means of preparation, please review the steps below… Continue Reading →

Tressler Talks – The Dark Side of Community Association Living: Covenant Enforcement, Violations and Fines

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk: The Darkside of Community Association Living: Covenant Enforcement, Violations and Fines Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:00-2:00pm CT Join Tressler’s experienced attorneys for this complimentary webinar to learn about:… Continue Reading →

The End of the Illinois Eviction Moratorium

As of October 4, 2021, the Illinois Eviction Moratorium has ended. This means that residential tenants can once again be evicted from their units. The ending of the Illinois Eviction Moratorium also means that a “covered person” is no longer protected… Continue Reading →

The Collapse of the Champlain Towers and Hard Lessons Learned – Part II

After the tragic events that occurred in Surfside, Florida, it is important for Associations to understand the responsibility that they have in maintaining the structure of their condominium building. Cosmetic issues are often easy to spot, for example, a sagging ceiling,… Continue Reading →

The Collapse of the Champlain Towers and Hard Lessons Learned – Part I

In the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, last month, many Condominium Associations are questioning whether deferring maintenance on their property is still a safe option. According to media reports, the estimated cost to… Continue Reading →

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