Cheated by a Landlord over a Security Deposit?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Landlord Tenant, Real Estate, Updates.

Security Deposit Return

When it comes to security deposits many landlords simply don’t get it. They consider it their own money as soon as they receive it at the beginning of a lease. They think that security deposit money is theirs to use on regular everyday upkeep of the unit. It’s not, that’s what rent money is for.… Read More »

A Dream House with Hidden Problems

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Real Estate.

Pioletti & Pioletti - New Home

You recently bought the perfect house, but after the moving in, you’ve discovered it isn’t as flawless as you thought. Perhaps the roof leaks, the basement floods, or the plumbing is suspect. Whatever the issue might be, there may be legal remedies available to handle the matter. The first step is to contact your insurance… Read More »

Illegal Downloading: A Far From Covert Crime

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Updates.

Illegal Downloading

It all seems so easy. Movies, music and even computer software is out there in the cyber world, free, seemingly at your fingertips. For some, downloading illegal copyrighted material is justified by their at times exorbitant prices. But in the end, it could cost you a lot of money. While one can find and download… Read More »

The Court Has Ordered an Eviction, Now What?

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Landlord Tenant, Real Estate.

Pioletti & Pioletti Eviction

You have just won a forcible entry and detainer action in court against your tenant in default. The tenant is still occupying the building. Are you immediately entitled to retake possession? Not so fast. Strange as it may seem, winning an eviction suit does not immediately entitle you to take possession of the property. Once… Read More »

The New Concealed Carry Law in Illinois

Author: Joe Pioletti Posted on: . Filed in: Updates.

Pioletti & Pioletti Concealed Carry Illinois

In 2013 Illinois became the final state in the country to authorize some form of concealed carry of a firearm. Effective January 5th 2014, people 21 years of age who have completed the required 16 hours of training can begin applying for a permit. As recently as early January 2014 the wording of the new… Read More »