The department, on behalf of the city, or the Chicago Housing Authority on its own behalf, may bring an eviction proceeding pursuant to Section2-14-200 of this Code whenever there is cause to believe that a tenant is subject to eviction under this chapter. In any case in which a pattern of controlled substance violations is proven by a preponderance of the evidence, the tenants of the dwelling unit involved are in violation of this section and an order of eviction shall be issued against those tenants. The order of eviction shall cause the forfeiture of and terminate the rights of the tenant to use or occupy the dwelling unit pursuant to the rental agreement. Any tenant who has been served with an order of eviction shall be deemed to have abandoned the dwelling unit, as provided in subsection 5-12-130(e) of this Code, as of the effective date of the order.
In any eviction proceeding the landlord shall be made a party to the proceeding. Whenever a tenant is found to be in violation of this section, the landlord shall be liable for the cost of the eviction proceeding and the service and enforcement of the order of eviction in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00, plus any fees payable to the Sheriff’s Police of the County of Cook for services rendered in connection with the proceeding.
(Added Coun. J. 8-30-00, p. 40306, § 6)