Terms of Service
These Terms of Service (“Terms“) govern your access to and use of Landlord Legal, LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (“Landlord Legal”, “we” or “our”) websites, services, and applications, including without limitation, www.LandlordLegalTeam.com (the “Website’) and any content, emails, articles, videos, documents, functionality, software, services, or other websites operated by Landlord Legal which may be added, modified or removed at anytime without notice (collectively the “Service“). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms of Service, all of which apply to visitors, users, Members (as hereinafter defined), and others who access the Website or use the Service.
Member Account Registration & License. In order to access and use any feature of the Service, you are required to purchase a Landlord Legal Plan subscription (“Legal Plan”) to open an account (“Member Account” and “Member”) by registering with Landlord Legal. When you register for a Member Account, you must provide true, accurate, current and complete information and to ensure that this information remains up-to-date. Upon proper registration and opening of a Member Account, and subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service and Limited Scope Representation Agreement, Landlord Legal hereby grants you the personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive, and revocable right and license to use the Service (including any forms, leases, and other documents) until such time as you or Landlord Legal elect to terminate such rights in accordance with the terms of these Terms of Service. For the avoidance of doubt, only active Members may access and use the Service. When registering for a Member Account, you are required to provide a user ID and password. You shall maintain the confidentiality of your password and all activities through your account are your responsibility, whether or not authorized by you. Landlord Legal shall have no liability for any cost, loss, damages or expenses arising out of a failure by you to maintain the security of your account. You understand that no security system is impenetrable; thus, Landlord Legal shall not be liable for any unauthorized use or damage cause to you resulting from unauthorized access to your Member Account. Your access to and use of the Service is on an “AS-IS” basis and at your sole risk.
Membership Eligibility. Only owners of residential real estate located in the State of Illinois, with a business purpose of leasing such real estate to third-parties, are eligible to apply for a Member Account and use the Service. By registering for a Member Account, you represent and warrant that you (i) are of sufficient age and mental capacity to enter into legally binding contracts in the State of Illinois, (ii) own residential real estate located in Illinois with the primary purpose of leasing the same to tenants, (iii) are a resident of the United States of America, and (iv) understand that the Services provided are self-help in nature and not intended to be a substitute for outside, independent legal counsel regarding your landlord/tenant related issues. Landlord Legal reserves the right to refuse a Membership Account to anyone for any reason, without notice or liability.
Fees and Billing. By creating a Member Account, you agree and authorize Landlord Legal to immediately charge your credit card for $250.00 USD. Your Legal Plan subscription will automatically renew on the anniversary of your joining the Legal Plan for $250.00 USD until you properly cancel the Member Account or Landlord Legal terminates your membership. The payment method we have on file for you will be charged the applicable Legal Plan fee. Please note, even if you do not use any benefits of the Legal Plan or use the Legal Consultation feature of the Legal Plan, you will still be responsible for all Legal Plan membership fees until you properly cancel your Member Account or Landlord Legal terminates your membership.
If your credit card is declined, then Landlord Legal may make multiple attempts to bill that card; provided, however, that Landlord Legal may terminate your access to the Service at any time after the initial attempt is made. Landlord Legal may send a reminder email to the email address of record for your account of the charge, but you acknowledge that this notice is provided as a courtesy only, and that Landlord Legal is not obligated or required to provide such notice. You acknowledge and agree that your failure to read the email, receive the email, or Landlord Legal’s failure to send the email does not create any liability on the part of Landlord Legal or any third-party service provider. You shall immediately notify Landlord Legal of any changes to your credit card number, the expiration date, your billing address, or if your credit card expires or is canceled for any reason. You understand that failure to provide Landlord Legal with accurate, complete, and current information will result in termination of your access to your Member Account and the Service.
Legal Disclaimer. We are a law firm with attorneys licensed in the State of Illinois. That said, all products and services provided through the Service (except the “Attorney Access” feature) shall not be considered legal advice. Although we are a law firm, you are not our client and we are not your lawyer, except to the limited extent provided in the Limited Scope Representation Agreement. The Service and content therein is not a substitute for the advice or services of an attorney. You should not rely solely upon any information or advice provided by the Service about your legal rights or obligations and are encouraged to seek the advice of independent legal counsel with regard to all information obtained from the Service. We do not apply the law to your specific facts. Any references or inferences are your own. Portions of the Website and the Service may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Nothing on the Website or the Service shall create an attorney-client relationship; provided, however, that the “Attorney Access” feature provided through the Service shall create a limited attorney-client relationship as set forth in the Limited Scope Representation Agreement.
No Legal Representation. Except to the limited extent provided in the Limited Scope Representation Agreement, Landlord Legal, nor any attorneys affiliated with Landlord Legal, does not agree to represent you in any case, proceeding, arbitration, mediation, litigation or similar legal matter. The content provided through the Service is general in nature and should not be considered legal advice applicable to your particular case. The content is intended for self-help purposes and does not apply law to your specific facts. Use of the “Attorney Access” feature provided through the Service is not a substitute for legal advice from a qualified attorney. We encourage you to seek independent legal advice from a qualified attorney in your jurisdiction for your specific case.
Limited Scope Representation Agreement. You understand that use of the “Attorney Access” feature provided through the Service is also subject to the terms of the Limited Scope Representation Agreement in addition to these Terms of Service. By using the “Attorney Access” feature, you acknowledge having read and agree to the Limited Scope Representation Agreement.
Third-Party Services. Landlord Legal may use third-party services to deliver the Service. Third-party services are not under Landlord Legal’s control, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Landlord Legal is not responsible, and does not endorse any, third-party service’s use of your content, including the ability to contact you by email with instructions on how to access your benefits. By using one of the third-party tools, you may be required to accept additional terms located on the third-party’s website. Landlord Legal hereby disclaims liability for any information, materials, products or services provided by any third-party service providers. We may provide links to websites and services controlled by third-parties. Landlord Legal makes no guarantee about the content, quality, or security of such third-party services and shall not be liable for any damage or loss resulting from your use of a third-party site. Use of third-party websites is at your own risk.
Legal Forms. Landlord Legal grants you a non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, and non-transferable license to use the legal forms provided through the Service. This license allows you to access, download, use, and edit the legal forms for your personal use. You may not license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, make derivative works based on, referring to, or exploiting the legal forms, except for modifications to the legal forms for your personal use. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Landlord Legal. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LANDLORD LEGAL DOES NOT REVIEW ANY INFORMATION YOU INCLUDE ON ANY LEASE OR FORM PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU WILL READ THE FINAL DOCUMENTS FOR ACCURACY BEFORE SIGNING AND AGREE TO BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOCUMENTS. LANDLORD LEGAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY FORM PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE IS SUITABLE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT ANY FORM IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE OR TIMELY. THE FORMS ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS LEGAL ADVICE.
Ownership of Content. The content contained on the Website and provided through the Service are owned and controlled by Landlord Legal, including certain other agents, third-parties, or affiliates. Such content includes, without limitation, all information, text, data, files, images, scripts, instructions, illustrations, photographs, articles, books, audio clips, music, courses, documents, forms, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the website, training, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the website and any and all copyrightable material, as well as trademarks, logos, trade names, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of Landlord Legal. All right, title, and interest in and to the content available through the Website and Service is the property of Landlord Legal. You agree that you will not modify the Service or any content provided through the Service and keep intact all trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices concerning any content provided through the Service and will not use such content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our licensors’ products, websites, or brands.
No Guarantee. Landlord Legal strives to provide Members with the most thorough and up-to-date information relating to landlord/tenant legal issues in the State of Illinois. That said, because laws change quickly and often with short notice, Landlord Legal cannot guarantee that all of the information on the Website or provided by the Service are current or complete. Even within Illinois, the law is subject to interpretation by different courts and administrative bodies. The law is a personal matter, and no general information or tools such as those provided through the Service can fit every circumstance. The information provided on the Website or through the Service is not legal advice and is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up-to-date. If you need legal advice for your specific problem, then consult a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction outside of Landlord Legal, as our tools and resources - including the ability to speak with a licensed attorney - are insufficient to properly address your legal issues.
Cancellation and Termination by You. You are solely responsible for properly canceling your Membership Account. An email request to cancel your Member Account is not considered cancellation. You may cancel your Membership Account through the settings feature offered in your Member Account. If you cancel your account before the end of your term, then you will not be charged again. Please note that we do not offer refunds or prorations for unused time. Upon cancellation, you authorize us to immediately terminate your access to the Service and permanently delete your Member Account, including and all associated data.
Cancellation and Termination by Landlord Legal. Landlord Legal may terminate your Member Account and/or these Terms of Service at any time and for any reason without notice to you. We may also suspend your Member Account, and access to the Service, at any time with or without cause. The termination or suspension of your Member Account is in our sole discretion and without liability to you.
Communications. When you register as a Member of the Legal Plan, you expressly consent to receive any notices, announcements, agreements, disclosures, reports, documents, communications concerning new products or services, or other records or correspondence from Landlord Legal. You consent to receive notices by email. Any comments or suggestions about the Service submitted by you to Landlord Legal shall become, and at all times remain, our sole property. No submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Landlord Legal. We will own this content and have unrestricted use, publication, and dissemination for any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
No Expectation of Privacy. Except as narrowly set forth in the Limited Scope Representation Agreement, the Service contains submission forms and other contact information available to you. Any information provided by you through the Service is not protected, confidential or otherwise considered attorney-client communication. Please do not send us any confidential information as this will not be protected.
Consent to Communications. By accessing the Website and the Service, you acknowledge and accept that submitting your information constitutes an inquiry to Landlord Legal, and that we may contact you with your preferred means of communications. By providing us with your telephone number, you consent to using this form of communication, even if such telephone number appears on any state or federal do not call registry.
Internet Access / Delays. The Service is provided through the world wide web and requires an internet connection with sufficient bandwidth. You are responsible for supplying a device and internet connection to access the Service. Access to the Service may be slow, intermittent, or unavailable without a sufficient internet connection. Landlord Legal shall not be liable for any delays, delivery failures, or other damages sustained by such issues.
Limitation of Liability and Indemnification. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU SHALL HOLD LANDLORD LEGAL AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF LANDLORD LEGAL HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF LANDLORD LEGAL, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES IN THE LAST CALENDAR YEAR.
Disclaimer of Warranties. YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND ON AN “AS-IS,” “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS. LANDLORD LEGAL SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. LANDLORD LEGAL MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (1) THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS AND (2) THE QUALITY OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Waiver of Class Actions and Class Arbitrations. You and Landlord Legal agree that each party may bring disputes against the other party only in an individual capacity, and not as a representative or member in any class or representative action or private attorney general action, except where such waiver is prohibited by law. To the extent either party is permitted to proceed with a class or representative action against the other party, the parties agree that (i) the prevailing party shall not be entitled to recover attorneys fees or costs and (ii) the party who initiates or participates as a member of the class will not submit a claim to participate in any recovery secured through the class or representative action.
Injunctive Relief. Nothing in the Terms shall prevent Landlord Legal from taking legal action to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with the Service or Landlord Legal’s intellectual property rights, or our business operations.
Reviews. You may receive correspondence from us regarding your experience with the Service. Any response to our correspondence or reviews written by you on a website may be used, in whole or in part, by Landlord Legal in marketing material. The review may be accompanied by limited identifying information, such as your first name and last initial, and your city.
Force Majeure. In no event shall Landlord Legal be responsible or liable for any failure or delay in the availability of the Service arising out of or caused by, directly or indirectly, forces beyond its control, including without limitation, accidents, acts of war or terrorism, civil or military disturbances, nuclear or natural catastrophes or acts of God, pandemics and interruptions, loss or malfunctions of utilities, communications or computer (software and hardware) services or similar event beyond our reasonable control, weather foreseen or unforeseen (each a “Force Majeure Event”). If a Force Majeure Event continues for more than 30 days in the aggregate, then Landlord Legal may, at our sole discretion, immediately terminate these Terms without liability as a result of such termination. Any interruption shall not be considered a breach of the Terms by Landlord Legal.
Legal Disclaimer. Information contained on the Website and through the Service is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Even so, the hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements. Landlord Legal makes no warranty as to the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information or materials provided on the Website or through the Service. Nothing on the Website or through the Service shall be construed as an offer of legal services by Landlord Legal. All information provided on the Website and through the Service is intended solely for owners of residential real estate located in the State of Illinois.
Modifications to Terms of Service. We may modify these Terms of Service in our sole discretion (including our fees and products offered through the Service) at any time and without notice to you. All changes shall become immediately effective upon posting and apply to all access to and use of the Website and the Service. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Service prior to accessing the Website or the Service.
Copyright & Complaints. All content included on the Website or made available through the Service, including without limitation, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, videos, digital downloads and software, is the exclusive property of Landlord Legal and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Website or access to the Service may violate copyright, trademark or other laws.We respect the intellectual property of others and take copyright infringement claims seriously. If you reasonably believe that your work has been used in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, then submit a written notification in accordance with the Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) to (and our designated Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Notices is):
Landlord Legal, LLC
℅ Nick W. Graham
506 North Main Street
Carrollton, Illinois 62016
With courtesy email to: [email protected]
Non-Waiver. Landlord Legal’s failure to enforce a provision of this Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of its right to later enforce such provision. Landlord Legal’s acceptance of payment from you shall likewise not constitute a waiver.
Assignment. You may not assign your rights as a Member under these Terms of Service or Limited Scope Representation Agreement. Any such transfer shall be null and void. Landlord Legal may assign all or any of its rights at any time without your approval and without notice to you.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be severed from this Agreement, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the agreement.