Without Proof of Delivery, a Demand Letter Sent via Certified Mail Fails to Constitute Sufficient Notice under Most Mortgages

A recent Illinois appellate court decision reiterates that when accelerating the amounts owed on a past-due debt, the method for sending the demand letter sent must strictly comply with the terms of the loan documents. Following its holding in Cathay Bank v. Accetturo, 2016 IL App (1st) 152783, the appellate court in Deutsche Bank National Trust Company v. Roongseang, 2019 IL App (1st) 180948 held that the mortgagee failed to send a demand letter to the borrowers in accordance with the terms of the mortgage.


Seventh Circuit Holds that Property Management Companies are Protected from Claims By Condo Sellers Brought Under Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act

A recent ruling from the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provides some much-needed protection for property management companies from sellers asserting claims under Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.


The Safe Homes Act: What Tenants and Landlords in Illinois Need to Know About this Lesser-Known Law

As a tenant, it is important to know what housing rights you have, particularly when it concerns your safety or the safety of those in your household. And as a landlord of private rental housing, it is important to be aware of the rights that are afforded to your tenants if they are facing dangerous or violent situations at home.