Illinois 7 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: January 22, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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An Illinois 7 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a week-to-week lease or a rental situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) days before the date of termination.

When To Use an Illinois 7 Day Notice To Vacate

An Illinois 7 Day Notice To Vacate ends a week-to-week lease, or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly.

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 7 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 7 Day Notice To Vacate

Illinois landlords and tenants may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person at least age 13 on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail
  4. Only when the premises are abandoned: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door

note
In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.

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