Free Illinois Rental Lease Agreement


Sample Illinois Rental Lease Agreement

RESIDENTIAL LEASE AGREEMENT

THIS RESIDENTIAL LEASE (the “Lease”) dated this ___ day of ____________________,20___.

BETWEEN:

_______________

(the “Landlord”)

– AND-

_______________

(the “Tenant”)

(individually the “Party” and collectively the “Parties”)

IN CONSIDERATION OF the Landlord leasing certain premises to the Tenant and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is hereby acknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:

    Leased Property

  1. The Landlord agrees to rent to the Tenant the house, municipally described as ______________________, ______________________, Illinois, ______________________ (the “Property”), for use as residential premises only.
  2. No guests of the Tenants may occupy the Property for longer than one week without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
  3. Term

  4. The term of the Lease is a periodic commencing at 12:00 noon on _____________of _____________, 20___ and continuing on a month-to-month basis until the Landlord or the Tenant terminates the tenancy.
  5. Rent

  6. Subject to the provisions of this Lease, the rent for the Property is $_____________ per week (the “Rent”).
  7. The Tenant will pay the Rent weekly, on or before ______________ of each and every week of the term of this Lease to the Landlord at ______________________, ______________________, State of Illinois, ______________________ or at such other place as the Landlord may later designate by Cash.
  8. Tenant Improvements

  9. The Tenant will obtain written permission from the Landlord before doing any of the following:

    1. applying adhesive materials, or inserting nails or hooks in walls or ceilings other than two small picture hooks per wall;
    2. painting, wallpapering, redecorating or in any way significantly altering the appearance of the Property;
    3. removing or adding walls, or performing any structural alterations;
    4. installing a waterbed(s);
    5. changing the amount of heat or power normally used on the Property as well as installing additional electrical wiring or heating units;
    6. placing or exposing or allowing to be placed or exposed anywhere inside or outside the Property any placard, notice or sign for advertising or any other purpose; or
    7. affixing to or erecting upon or near the Property any radio or TV antenna or tower.
  10. Insurance

  11. The Tenant is hereby advised and understands that the personal property of the Tenant is not insured by the Landlord for either damage or loss, and the Landlord assumes no liability for any such loss.
  12. Attorney Fees

  13. In the event that any action is filed in relation to this Lease, the unsuccessful Party in the action will pay to the successful Party, in addition to all the sums that either Party may be called on to pay, a reasonable sum for the successful Party’s attorney fees.

  14. Governing Law

  15. This Lease will be construed in accordance with and exclusively governed by the laws of the State of Illinois.

  16. Severability

  17. If there is a conflict between any provision of this Lease and the applicable legislation of the State of Illinois (the “Act”), the Act will prevail and such provisions of the Lease will be amended or deleted as necessary in order to comply with the Act. Further, any provisions that are required by the Act are incorporated into this Lease.

  18. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provisions of this Lease will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Lease.  Such other provisions remain in full force and effect.

  19. Amendment of Lease

  20. This Lease may only be amended or modified by a written document executed by the Parties.

  21. Damage to Property

  22. If the Property should be damaged other than by the Tenant’s negligence or willful act or that of the Tenant’s employee, family, agent, or visitor and the Landlord decides not to rebuild or repair the Property, the Landlord may end this Lease by giving appropriate notice.

  23. Care and Use of Property

  24. The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord of any damage, or of any situation that may significantly interfere with the normal use of the Property or to any furnishings supplied by the Landlord.

  25. The Tenant will not engage in any illegal trade or activity on or about the Property.

  26. The Parties will comply with standards of health, sanitation, fire, housing and safety as required by law.

  27. The Parties will use reasonable efforts to maintain the Property in such a condition as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold. The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord in writing of any moisture accumulation that occurs or of any visible evidence of mold discovered by the Tenant. The Landlord will promptly respond to any such written notices from the Tenant.
  28. If the Tenant is absent from the Property and the Property is unoccupied for a period of 4 consecutive days or longer, the Tenant will arrange for regular inspection by a competent person. The Landlord will be notified in advance as to the name, address and phone number of the person doing the inspections.

  29. At the expiration of the term of this Lease, the Tenant will quit and surrender the Property in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this Lease, reasonable use and wear and tear excepted.

  30. Rules and Regulations

  31. The Tenant will obey all rules and regulations of the Landlord regarding the Property.

  32. Address for Notice

  33. For any matter relating to this tenancy, the Tenant may be contacted at the Property or through the phone number below. After this tenancy has been terminated, the contact information of the Tenant is:

    1. Name: _______________
    2. Phone: ______________________
  34. For any matter relating to this tenancy, whether during or after this tenancy has been terminated, the Landlord’s address for notice is:

    1. Name: _______________
    2. Address: ______________________, ______________________, State of Illinois, ______________________

      The contact information for the Landlord is:

    3. Phone: ______________________
  35. General Provisions

  36. All monetary amounts stated or referred to in this Lease are based in the United States dollar.
  37. Any waiver by the Landlord of any failure by the Tenant to perform or observe the provisions of this Lease will not operate as a waiver of the Landlord’s rights under this Lease in respect of any subsequent defaults, breaches or non-performance and will not defeat or affect in any way the Landlord’s rights in respect of any subsequent default or breach.
  38. This Lease will extend to and be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, as the case may be, of each Party. All covenants are to be construed as conditions of this Lease.
  39. All sums payable by the Tenant to the Landlord pursuant to any provision of this Lease will be deemed to be additional rent and will be recovered by the Landlord as rental arrears.
  40. Where there is more than one Tenant executing this Lease, all Tenants are jointly and severally liable for each other’s acts, omissions and liabilities pursuant to this Lease.
  41. Locks may not be added or changed without the prior written agreement of both Parties, or unless the changes are made in compliance with the Act.
  42. The Tenant will be charged an additional amount of .00 for each N.S.F. check or checks returned by the Tenant’s financial institution.
  43. Headings are inserted for the convenience of the Parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Lease. Words in the singular mean and include the plural and vice versa. Words in the masculine mean and include the feminine and vice versa.
  44. This Lease may be executed in counterparts. Facsimile signatures are binding and are considered to be original signatures.
  45. This Lease constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties.
  46. During the last 30 days of this Lease, the Landlord or the Landlord’s agents will have the privilege of displaying the usual ‘For Sale’ or ‘For Rent’ or ‘Vacancy’ signs on the Property.
  47. Time is of the essence in this Lease.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF _______________ and _______________ have duly affixed their signatures on this ___ day of ____________________,20___.

_________________________________
Landlord: _______________

 

_________________________________
Tenant: _______________

The Tenant acknowledges receiving a duplicate copy of this Lease signed by the Tenant and the Landlord on the _____ day of ______________________, 20____.

_________________________________
Tenant: _______________

 

 

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

Property: ______________________, ______________________, Illinois, ______________________
Landlord: _______________
Tenant: _______________

Landlord’s Disclosure

The Landlord CERTIFIES THAT:

  1. The Landlord has NO knowledge of any lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in or about the Property.
  2. The Landlord has NO records or reports relating to lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in or about the Property.
Date: ___ day of ____________________,20___

  Landlord: _______________

per: _________________________________

Tenant’s Disclosure

The Tenant ACKNOWLEDGES receipt of:

  1. the information contained in the above Landlord’s Disclosure including the above-mentioned reports and records; and
  2. the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (EPA-747-K-99-001) or an equivalent pamphlet that has been approved for use in the state by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Date: ___ day of ____________________,20___

  Tenant: _______________

per: _________________________________

The pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home can be ordered in hard copy or can be printed from the website http://www2.epa.gov/lead/protect-your-family-lead-your-home.

Asbestos Disclosure

Property: ______________________, ______________________, Illinois, ______________________
Landlord: _______________
Tenant: _______________

Landlord’s Disclosure

The Landlord CERTIFIES THAT:

  1. The Landlord has investigated and there is no asbestos in or about the Property.
  2. The Landlord has NO records or reports with respect to asbestos in or about the Property.
Date: ___ day of ____________________,20___

  Landlord: _______________

per: _________________________________

Tenant’s Disclosure

The Tenant ACKNOWLEDGES receipt of the information contained in the above Landlord’s Disclosure including any reports and records.

Date: ___ day of ____________________,20___

Tenant: _______________

per: _________________________________

Illinois Rental Lease Agreement

Before moving to a new state, especially if you are looking for a residential rental unit, you should go through all the rental laws that govern tenants and landlords. In this article, we shall outline the basic laws on rental lease agreement in Illinois.

  • Official Rules and Regulations

    • Landlord and Tenant Act – 765 ILCS 705

    • Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act – 765 ILCS 745

    • Security Deposit Return Act – 765 ILCS 710

    • Security Deposit Interest Act – 765 ILCS 715

    • Property Taxes of Alien Landlords Act – 765 ILCS 725

    • Retaliatory Eviction Act – 765 ILCS 720

    • Residential Tenants’ Right to Repair Act – 765 ILCS 742

    • Rent Concession Act – 765 ILCS 730

    • Rental Property Utility Service Act – 765 ILCS 735

    • Safe Homes Act – 765 ILCS 750

    • Tenant Utility Payment Disclosure Act – 765 ILCS 740

  • Security Deposit

    • Security deposit maximum: there is no limit for the security deposit maximum. On security deposit interest, a landlord who owns more than 25 units must pay interest for the deposits held for more than six months. The interest rate has to match the rate payable by savings accounts held at the largest commercial bank in the state of Illinois.

    • There are no statutes for separate security deposit bank accounts, per deposits or additional fees and record keeping of the deposit withholdings.

    • The deadline for returning the security deposit is between 30 and45 days.

    • There should be a written description or an itemized list of damages and the charges.

  • Lease, Fees, and Rent

    • There are no statutes stipulating rent increase notices, late fees, or returned check fees.

    • The tenant can withhold rent for failure to provide essential services

    • The tenant can repair and deduct rent although the deductions shouldn’t exceed one-half of the rent or $500.

    • The landlord can recover court and attorney fees

    • The landlord must make a reasonable attempt to mitigate damages to the lessee, including any attempts to re-rent.

  • Notices and Entry

    • There is a 60-days’ notice of termination of yearly leases

    • There is a 30-days’ notice for the termination of monthly leases

    • There is a 7-days’ notice for the termination of weekly leases

    • There are no statutes for the giving notice of date or time for moveout inspections or required notices before entry.

    • The eviction notice for nonpayment is five days and ten days for a lease violation.

    • Is entry allowed with notice for repairs and maintenance if they are non-emergency? Well, there are no statutes.

    • There are also no statutes stipulating if the entry is allowed during a tenant’s extended absence or emergency entry without notice.

    • There is also no statute for whether or not notice should be given to tenants for pesticide use.

    • Lockouts and utility shutoffs aren’t allowed.

  • Disclosures and Miscellaneous Notes

    • According to the Illinois rental lease agreement, the landlord must change the locks every time a house is vacated or in between tenants.

    • The landlord should provide a formula for dividing up utilities among multiple tenants.

    • If there are units on the 2nd floor or lower, the landlord should disclose any existence of Radon.

    • The tenant may terminate the lease early in case of special circumstances including sexual assault, domestic violence or sexual abuse.

    • The landlord, must, upon request by a domestic violence victim, change the locks.

    • The landlord may require that the tenants provide proof of domestic violence status from the tenants.

    • The landlord must not disclose their status as domestic violence victims to anyone.

    • If the property is abandoned, the tenant may harvest and seize crops in case of unpaid rent.

    • The landlord shouldn’t terminate or refuse to renew the lease or terminate it if a tenant files an official complaint to the authorities.

  • Court-Related matters

    • The small claims court limits stand at $10,000

    • Eviction cases are allowed

  • Business Licenses

    • There is no state-wide statute requiring business licenses.

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