The 5-Day Notice


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The 5-Day Notice

The information contained on this video is general information, necessarily brief, and may not be complete nor the most current.

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If a landlord sends a tenant a 5 day notice for not paying rent, the tenant can stop the eviction by paying all of the rent due. If the tenant can pay only part of the rent, the landlord can accept it and still continue to evict the tenant. check to learn more.

Residential Rental Application

This is a form that's going to make it more streamlined for tenants who want to apply to rent from you.  How it works is a tenant fills out the application for rental, pays a fee, and then you follow the legal requirements to either approve or disapprove them. check to learn more.

What is the Eviction Process in Illinois?

In Illinois, the failure to pay rent on time requires a 5 day notice only. 10 day notices are required for problems with the rental unit, while a 30 day notice must be used for month-to-month tenants or for informal leases, such as an oral contract. check to learn more.

Tenants Defenses to Eviction Notices in Illinois

Evictions in Illinois are regulated by the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, and landlords must carefully follow these procedures in order to evict a tenant. Several defenses, or legal grounds, are available to tenants who want to fight an eviction in Illinois. check to learn more.

Illinois Eviction Notice Forms | Process and Laws

The Illinois eviction notice forms are used to notify a tenant that they may be facing eviction proceedings if they do not comply with the landlord’s request. Landlord can provide notice to require tenant to pay past due rent, to cure a default, or to vacate the premises. check to learn more.