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Navigating Post-Foreclosure Eviction Proceedings in Illinois

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Produced on May 11, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 30m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Real Estate Landlord Tenant

Course Description

In Illinois, most people believe the foreclosure process concludes at the time the court confirms the sale of the property following the judgment of foreclosure and sale. This is not always the case and often the new owner of the foreclosed may need to initiate eviction proceedings. In the event there is still a tenant on the foreclosed property, evictions are handled differently depending on whether the party occupying the property is a prior mortgagor/owner, or a tenant occupying the property. Not surprisingly, if the party to be evicted is a prior mortgagor/owner, the process is much simpler than when the party is not. This boils down to the simple fact that the prior mortgagor is a party to the judicial foreclosure action. Evicting occupants who are not prior mortgagor or owners is much more complicated and time-consuming.  

This course, presented by real estate attorney Katherine Rehan, will address both situations and given the complexities of the non-owner/tenant eviction process, we will delve into the multiple statutes and ordinances that must be considered.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Comprehend the law as it applies to evictions of prior owners/mortgagors following an order approving the sale of a foreclosed property
  2. Analyze the relevant Illinois statutes and ordinances, as well as federal law as it pertains to evictions of other occupants who are not mortgagors/owners and who are occupying foreclosed property
  3. Discuss the hurdles associated with non-record tenants in mortgage foreclosure and how to avoid common pitfalls
  4. Examine the tenant’s rights regarding the foreclosure and subsequent sale of their dwelling unit
  5. Review recent case law and statutes that have been enacted in the past ten years to remediate the issues surrounding evictions of individuals who the court did not have jurisdiction over in the underlying foreclosure action

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Katherine Rehan


Katherine A. Rehan is an associate attorney for The Law Office of Douglas R. Johnson, P.C., where she practices in the areas of real estate, landlord tenant, commercial and civil litigation. As a litigator, she represents financial institutions, medical providers, individuals and corporations in a wide range of civil disputes, including collection litigation, contract litigation, banking litigation, landlord/tenant disputes and construction litigation.  

Katherine has extensive experience litigating collection matters, breach of contract, mortgage foreclosures, business disputes and landlord tenant litigation. 

Practice areas:

  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Business formation


  • JD, 2009, Valparaiso University School of Law
  • B.A., 2007, University of Iowa

Bar Admissions:

  • IllinoisNorthern
  • District Court of Illinois


  • Nominated as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017


Katherine I.

Very knowledgeable speaker in this complicated area.

Beth L.

The presenter mispoke consistently throughout the entire program.

Douglas J.

she was awesome!

Karen W.

Very informative even for a longtime practitioner

Ron R.

Well presented so that someone like me can easily understand the practice area.

Hopeton W.

Great course

Faustino R.

The speaker was very knowledgeable of the material and she spoke in a tone that made it very easy to pay attention.

Yvonne Y.

Very useful information

Benjamin P.

Excellent and substantive.

Nancy V.

good presentation

Annette E. P.

Very good

Sandra S.

Very complex topic - well handled!

Katherine P.

good updates!

Robert S.


John K.

good lecture

Ronald H.

Loved the presenter. Cleared up many questions I had about post foreclosure evictions.

Catherine E.

Very thorough discussion of law which has changed substantially over the past few years. I was completely surprised at the level of penalties provided for in the Chicago ordinance!

Lawrence R. F.

good lecture

Connie A.

Very informative and the speaker did a very good job communicating this information in an interesting manner.

Richard H.

The program was a good refresher course for me.

Carol M.

Great presentation! Thank you

Dominic B.

Katherine Rehan is absolutely fantastic! Her knowledge on the law in this area and the nuances involved is really impressive. Best speaker I have seen without a doubt.

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