Illinois Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector Agreement
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Illinois Landlords must install Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors in rental units & provide Tenants with information about testing & maintaining detectors.
Document Last Modified: 10/11/2023
Illinois Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements
Illinois has several requirements for the installation and maintenance of Smoke Detectors & Carbon Monoxide Detectors in rental units. Specifically:
- As of January 1, 2023, any new smoke alarms installed in single or multi-family homes must have a 10-year sealed battery. Updated Smoke Alarm Law.
- Smoke Detectors must be installed within 15 feet of where Tenants sleep and there must be a Smoke Detector on every story of the rental unit. Illinois Smoke Detector Act.
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors must be installed within 15 feet of where Tenants sleep and there must be a Carbon Monoxide Detector on every story of the rental unit. Illinois Carbon Monoxide Act Alarm Detector Act.
- It is the Tenant’s responsibility to test and maintain Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors while in the rental unit.
- Landlords must provide Tenants with information about testing and maintaining Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
Use our Illinois Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Detector Agreement as an addendum to your Illinois Lease Agreement to comply with all state requirements.
Illinois State Specific Documents
- Illinois Landlord-Tenant Laws & Rights: This is a helpful resource and makes it EZ for Illinois Landlords to comply with all state laws.
- City of Evanston Landlord-Tenant Ordinance: Evanston Landlords - This great tool covers all city ordinances and local Landlord-Tenant requirements.
- Illinois 5-Day Notice to Pay Rent: This Notice is required before eviction proceedings can be started and should be used for Tenants that have not paid rent.
- Illinois 10-Day Notice to Cure: This Notice should be used when a Tenant breaks the Lease for some reason other than nonpayment of rent. It’s a required step before filing for eviction.
- Chicago Lease Addendum - Heating Costs: The Chicago Lease Addendum - Heating Costs is a required addendum when the tenant is responsible for heating the rental property.
- Chicago Recycling Ordinance: The Chicago Recycling Ordinance has specific requirements that Landlords must follow. Download this guide to use & share with Tenants.