Illinois Eviction Laws

Tenant Self Eviction

Self-eviction unlawful. This incorporates any of the following: turning off utilities, denying access of the property to the tenant, and threatening the tenant, etc. Any of these could lead to the charges against the landlord who may have to compensate the tenant for damages.

Eviction Notice Requirements

There are different eviction notice period in Illinois depending of the violation of the rental agreement.

5-Day Eviction Notice

For delinquency of rent, a 5-day notice is obliged to be served. If the tenant were to pay all the rent owed within the 5 days, or if they pay the rent after the 5 days but before the landlord files a Summons and Complaint for Forcible Entry and Detainer, the eviction is stopped.

10-Day Eviction Notice

In all circumstances other than default of rent, a 10-day Illinois eviction notice must be served. These circumstances incorporate material noncompliance with the lease or harming the premises. The occupant just has 10 days to cure the noncompliance or empty the premises.

30-Day Eviction Notice

A 30-day notice period to stop the premises is obliged if there is an oral lease or if the lease is for less than 30-days.

In the event that it is a month-to-month rent, the occupant must be given 30-days, yet no reason needs to be given.

No Notice

In situations where the tenant is holding over, or staying past the lapse of the lease and there is no agreed consent to extend it, the landlord may continue with a Forcible Entry and Detainer movement in court without serving any notice.

Administration of the Notice

The notice may be served in person or certified mail. If given to the subtenant, the person must be the age of 13 years or older. A server may not post the notice on the entryway or by abandoning it in a striking spot unless the occupant has deserted the property and nobody is existing there.

Administration of the Illinois removal notice may be fulfilled by particular administration on the inhabitant, on a subtenant who is no less than 13 years old, or by confirmed or enlisted mail. A server may not post the notice on the entryway or by abandoning it in a striking spot unless the occupant has deserted the property and nobody is existing there.

A duplicate of the notice that was served and a notarized certificate of service is required to be filed with the court.

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