We’ve put together this breakdown of the key things landlords should know about Illinois landlord-tenant laws.
Navigating Illinois landlord-tenant law can seem daunting, but in reality, a basic understanding of the state's laws is enough to help both landlords and tenants solve most issues they face—without assistance from a lawyer.
Illinois Security Deposit Limits and Deadlines
A breakdown of Illinois landlord-tenant laws on security deposits.
Illinois Landlord's Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court
Even the most meticulous landlord may be sued by a tenant over the return of a security deposit.
Illinois Rules Regarding Mold in Rental Properties
Here's what Illinois landlords (and tenants) need to know about mold and the law.
The Eviction Process in Illinois: Rules for Landlords and Property Managers
A landlord can evict a tenant in Illinois for a variety of reasons. Before beginning the eviction lawsuit, though, the landlord must first terminate the tenancy. The landlord typically does this by giving the tenant a written notice, as required by law. If the tenant does not comply with the written
Illinois Termination for Nonpayment of Rent and Other Rent Rules
Learn Illinois rent rules, including notice landlords must give tenants to raise the rent or end the tenancy for nonpayment of rent.
Illinois Notice Requirements to Terminate a Month-to-Month Tenancy
Find out Illinois rules for how much notice you (and your landlord) must give each other to end a month-to-month tenancy.
Eviction Notices for Nonpayment of Rent in Illinois
Landlords have the option of evicting a tenant who is late in paying rent in Illinois. Here’s how.
Top 9 Landlord Legal Responsibilities in Illinois
The law in Illinois sets out specific responsibilities for landlords, including how much security deposit you can charge, what disclosures you must make before renting to a new tenant, and what questions you can and can’t include on a rental application. And penalties can be quite strict for landlords
Handling a Tenant's Abandoned Property in Illinois
Whether a tenant moves out voluntarily or after an eviction, you may find yourself not only cleaning up and repairing damage, but also dealing with personal property left behind. Usually, this will just be trash that the tenant doesn’t want, such as old wine bottles, food, and newspapers. When it’s
Tenant's Right to Break a Rental Lease in Illinois
Learn when and how tenants may legally break a lease in Illinois and how to limit liability for rent through the end of the lease term.
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