Eviction Notice Requirements in Chicago

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Non-payment of Rent: 5-Day Notice

If the tenant fails to pay rent when due, the landlord must provide written notice to the tenant, and the tenant has 5 days to pay the rent. If after 5 days, the tenant fails to pay rent, the landlord may terminate the lease by filing an action in the Circuit Court.

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Violation of Lease: 10-Day Notice

If the tenant violates a term or condition of the lease, the landlord must provide written notice to the tenant. The tenant has 10 days to correct the problem. If after 10 days, the tenant still does not correct the problem, the landlord may terminate the lease by filing an action in the Circuit Court.

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Disturbance of others exception (RLTO 5-12-130(d))

If, within 60 days after receiving a 10-Day Notice, the tenant disturbs his neighbors, in violation of RLTO 5-12-040(g), the landlord may terminate the lease on 10 days written notice to the tenant.

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Month-to-month Tenancy: 30-Day Notice

If the tenant is under a month-to-month lease, you can terminate it for any reason by serving a 30-day notice to your tenant. The last day of the 30-day notice period must be the last day of the lease period (e.g. for a lease ending April 30th, notice must be served on February 28th).

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