While removing a problematic tenant from a rental building is relatively easy, removing a condominium owner is very difficult.

From a legal standpoint, it is important to distinguish whether the person being removed is the owner of the unit or that owner’s tenant.

Removing a Condo Owner

Unlike any other state, Illinois law allows the eviction of condo owners. However, a condo association has recourse against a unit owner only for monetary default issues. Owners cannot be removed for bad behavior.

When an owner is evicted, there is a 60-day stay issued during which the owner can pay the money owed. If they do, the eviction order is vacated. If they don’t, the owner is evicted from the premises.

Once the condo association has taken the unit, it can lease and collect rent on it. If the unit is already leased out to an acceptable tenant, the association can choose to let them remain or take rent from them.

Removing an Owner’s Tenant

Condominium boards lack the legal standing necessary to remove unit owner’s tenants, regardless of behavior. However, the condo unit owner can evict the tenant.

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