WILL A FORECLOSURE-RELATED EVICTION SHOW UP IN THE PUBLIC RECORD?
In Cook County, foreclosure cases are generally a part of the public record. However, evictions emanating from a foreclosure are treated differently.
Cook County judges must place an eviction case under seal when it has been brought against an occupant who would have lawful possession of the property but for the foreclosure of a mortgage on the property. See 735 ILCS 5/9-121(c). When a case record is sealed, it means that it cannot be seen by employers, prospective landlords, or other members of the public. This helps to ensure that occupants of foreclosed-upon properties can relocate more easily and move on from the foreclosure. This also means that occupants should not hesitate to assert their rights in the underlying eviction case, as it should not hurt their future prospects and will remain out of the public domain.
If you would like to learn more about the eviction process following a foreclosure, an experienced attorney can help you navigate the process. At The Law Center, we are a team of specialists that are passionate about the foreclosure process from start to finish and helping homeowners at the highest level. Our staff and attorneys approach each client and each property as a new challenge, one that requires thorough analysis, zealous representation, and thoughtful strategy. It’s your home, let The Law Center help you defend it.
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