Forcible Entry and Detainer Act (FEDA)

Defines the eviction process in Illinois.

Eviction law in Illinois is found in the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act (FEDA) which defines the proceedings to determine the right of (and restore) possession to land and property. In 2013, Illinois adopted parts of the Federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Law (PTFA), incorporating definition of bona fide lease into FEDA and the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law (IMFL), impacting duration of leases; supplemental petitions; and notice of change in management.

Authority: 
Illinois State
Citation: 
735 ILCS 5/15-1101 et seq. (2013).