Debt collection on a commercial property.

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I have a tenant that has been delinquent in paying up the lease on my office condo. Because of a previous business commitment with the tenant, I have been quite flexible in collecting rent. (Not a good idea!) How do I go about collecting unpaid rent? Do I need legal assistance to write a demand letter? The lease has since been terminated so I could lease/sell the property. The property is in the Chicago suburbs.

I always recommend my clients hire a lawyer for the first demand letter. You want to gather all evidence and make sure you identify all breaches by the Tenant. First demand letter is quite cheap, but then the lawyer can work to track down assets, file suit, collect judgment, etc.

Lawyer in Texas.