Author: Jamie Burns
On November 13, 2020, Governor J.B Pritzker issued an executive order again extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions by another 30 days. The order was expected given that the moratorium has been extended every 30 days since the initial hold placed on residential evictions on March 20. For the first time since March 20, however, the order does not extend to all tenants, and instead offers some long-sought-after protection to residential landlords. The protections afforded by the moratorium now only extend to “Covered Individuals.”
“Covered Individuals” are defined in the order as “any tenant, lessee, sub-lessee, or resident of a residential property who provides to their landlord, the owner of the residential property, or other person or entity with a legal right to pursue an eviction or possessory action, a Declaration under penalty of perjury indicating that:
If a person qualifies as a “Covered Individual” then no eviction action can be commenced against them or eviction order enforced unless they pose a direct health or safety threat. The same is true under the CDC eviction moratorium, which also prohibits landlords from filing a residential eviction against the CDC’s definition of “Covered Individuals” through December 31, 2020 as we explained here.
If you have any questions regarding your eviction rights under the most recent Executive Order or in light of the CDC eviction moratorium, please do not hesitate to contact Levenfeld Pearlstein’s real estate and litigation attorneys.