Illinois Eviction Notice Forms

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An Illinois eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent 5 in Illinois or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Illinois.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Illinois Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • A description of the rental property
  • The reason for the notice
  • The date upon which the lease will terminate following service of the notice
  • The date of the notice
  • The signature of the landlord

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

In the state of Illinois, landlords may provide delivery of eviction notices in a variety of ways. The eviction notice may be provided by:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Personal delivery to a subtenant at least 13 years of age
  • Through certified or registered mail
  • A notice may be posted at the rental property if, and only if, the property has been abandoned and no one is living there

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 5 Day Notice to Pay

In the state of Illinois, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a written 5 Day Notice to Pay before proceeding with the eviction process. This notice must provide the tenant with a minimum of five days to bring his/her rental balance current.

Along with the information required on all Illinois notices, the 5 Day Notice to Pay must also include:

  • A statement informing the tenant of how much rent is due
  • A statement informing the tenant of all fees due
  • A statement indicating that payment is being demanded and that failure to pay by the date indicated will result in termination of tenancy

Get the downloadable 5 Day Notice to Pay template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – 10 Day Notice to Quit

In the state of Illinois, a landlord is required to provide his/her tenant with a 10 Day Notice to Quit for Noncompliance when terms of the lease have been violated.

Along with the information required on all Illinois notices, the 10 Day Notice to Quit for Noncompliance must also include:

  • The rule that the tenant has broken
  • A general description of the violation to the terms of the lease

It should be noted that, although the state of Illinois does not require a landlord to provide tenants with the opportunity to correct a lease violation, landlord’s in the city of Chicago are required to provide tenants with the ability to remedy the violation.
Get the downloadable 10 Day Notice to Quit template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – 5 Day Unconditional Quit Notice

In the state of Illinois, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a 5 Day Unconditional Quit Notice when he/she is seeking to regain possession of the property because a tenant has used, stored, sold, or made illegal substances at the rental property.

Along with the information required on all Illinois notices, the 5 Day Unconditional Quit Notice, must include:

  • A statement providing information about the illegal behavior leading to the eviction notice

Get the downloadable 5 Day Unconditional Quit Notice template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – 30 Day Notice of Termination

An Illinois landlord is required to provide his/her month-to-month “at-will” tenant with a 30 Day Notice of Termination, before proceeding with the eviction process.

Along with the information required on all Illinois notices, the 30 Day Notice of Termination, must include:

  • The exact date upon which the tenancy will terminate

Get the downloadable 30 Day Notice of Termination template form below (.doc direct link)