OUR FIRM'S MISSION: To advocate for unit owners who are victims of arbitrary, improper, and sometimes illegal actions by the Condominium Board of Directors.Though Boards have significant decision-making authority, the Board’s duty is to act in compliance with the law and all governing documents.
Many unit owners have difficulty with the governing decisions of their condominium Board of Directors.
Not all decisions comport with the preferences of all unit owners, and that's ok. But it is not proper or legal for Boards to exercise their authority in an arbitrary, discriminatory, or abusive manner. The Boards must comply with the Illinois Condominium Property Act, and other applicable law.
The Law Office of Denise DeBelle will help you to understand whether the Board of your condominium is following the law, and if they are not, what you can do about it.
- Have you been cited by the Board of your association for a rule violation?
- Have you been served with a lawsuit by your association?
If either is true, it is especially important for you to seek legal counsel. There are significant costs and consequences for you as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by your condominium association. If you do not successfully combat the lawsuit, you will likely be ordered to pay the attorney fees of the lawyer who represented the association. It is also possible you could lose possession of your condominium home.HOUSING DISCRIMINATION: We are experienced in representing residents of condominiums who have been victims of unlawful discrimination.
With a background in advocacy for racial equity in housing choice, and experience in housing discrimination claims, our office is ideally suited to litigate in this area.
Title VIII of the Fair Housing Act and other state and local ordinances prohibit condominium associations, like all property owners, from discriminating against residents.
The condo association must provide an accommodation to all residents who have a physical or emotional disability so that the disabled person can enjoy all the benefits of condominium ownership.
If you believe that your condominium association has interfered with your rights because of your race, national origin, gender, religion or disability, you may have a discrimination claim.We suggest a consultation with our office to fully explore what your options are.
See below a testimonial from one of our clients.
Denise was truly a joy to work with during our our legal issue. This case took many months to resolve. In the end, we WON the case - hands down. Denise was remarkably kind, patient, and poised when working with the cranky judge and opposing attorney. To be honest, working with Denise was a huge amount of fun. . I would hire her back in a flash should the need arise.
Our consultation involves in-depth discussion of your legal issue, including review all documents that are relevant, in order to recommend to you the best steps you can take, and how our office can help you.
The fee of $150.00 is payable in advance or at the beginning of the consultation. This is a flat fee which does not vary by the time we spend in the consultation. Should you wish to pay by credit card, please contact our office so we may provide instructions to our Law Pay account.
Let us demonstrate how our firm can help you!
The video on our Condo Law
page explains what is involved in a consultation.Please schedule a consultation by clicking on the button below. You will then be directed to a questionnaire to complete so we are better prepared for the consultation.schedule a consultation ($150)Please understand that neither the provision of information nor the receipt of any person's information to this website or through electronic mail, is intended to, or shall create an attorney client relationship. Any information given on this website is general information. It should not be relied upon as legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel. We recommend to all persons viewing our website who are seeking legal advice that they schedule a consultation with our office. We supply a simple questionnaire to permit this office to contact you directly, and so that you may supply us some preliminary information about your concerns. We are happy to communicate with users of this website via electronic mail. However, we recommend that no private or confidential information should be sent via email as there is no guarantee of confidentiality of information sent via the Internet. All sensitive and confidential information, and all legally required information, should be sent via the United States Postal Service. Some of the information contained in this website is advertising material. We note that such information is one source of information about a law firm, and should not be the only consideration given in the choice of legal service provider.