No. There could be issues with big-ticket items like the roof, the foundation or a furnace that the seller is unaware of. Hire a licensed professional inspector to do a thorough inspection before you sign the contract. Your lawyer can help you resolve any issues that arise.
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Only if your lease states you must be notified. The new owner would have to live up to the terms of your lease with the original landlord before tearing the building down. If the owner fails to respect your rights as a tenant, you could take the case to court.
While woodstoves can be used in Illinois, the type of materials that may be burned as a fuel and the manner in which such stoves may be operated are limited to the fuels and maintenance procedures specified by the manufacturer of the stove. Local governments have the authority to adopt ordinances limiting or prohibiting this type of activity.
A recent Illinois Appellate Court ruling overturned the decision of a lower court on this matter. Historically, the courts have favored the associations, but in this instance, it said the association was duty-bound to repair and maintain the common elements and that the owner therefore had the right to withhold association fees. Condominium boards must now be more careful to carry out their responsibilities as outlined in the governing documents.
A tenant is usually required to deposit with the landlord a specified sum of money prior to occupying the premises. This security deposit is to cover any damage to the premises or non-payment of rent; however, it does not relieve the tenant of the duty to pay the last month’s rent.
If no damage has been done beyond normal wear and tear, and the rent is fully paid, then the security deposit must be returned to the tenant upon vacating the premises. If a landlord fails to return the security deposit promptly, the tenant can sue to recover that portion of the security deposit to which he or she is entitled.