An Illinois 14 Day Notice To Comply is a letter that complies with Chicago-specific legal requirements to demand action from a tenant who has failed to keep the premises in good condition. The tenant must take necessary corrective action within fourteen (14) calendar days, or the landlord will enter to do the necessary work and then bill the tenant for related expenses.
When To Use an Illinois 14 Day Notice To Comply
An Illinois 14 Day Notice To Comply to begins an eviction process in Chicago for the following tenant violations:
- Failure to comply with health or safety rules
- Causing damage to the premises
Some types of Illinois lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write an Illinois 14 Day Notice To Comply
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply:
- Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
- Specify the violation that is grounds for eviction, and the corrective action(s) necessary to avoid termination
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve an Illinois 14 Day Notice To Comply
Illinois landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Comply using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Hand delivery to a person at least age 13 on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
- Delivery by registered or certified mail
- Only when the premises are abandoned: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door