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Illinois Residential Lease Agreements

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Illinois Landlord Forms

Illinois Rental Forms Illinois 10 Day Notice to Cure
The 10 Day Notice is required for lease violations other than non-payment of rent, and must be given to the tenant prior to filing for an eviction.

City of Evanston Landlord Tenant Ordinance (Illinois)
The Evanston Residential Landlord &Tenant Ordinance summarizes and establishes the rights and obligations of both the landlord and tenant.

Illinois Landlord-Tenant Laws & Rights
This informative brochure is provided by the Attorney General's office for landlords and tenants.

Illinois Lease Agreement with eSign
Now with eSign!!! This Illinois lease agreement is designed to be both highly customizable and adherent to the landlord-tenant laws of IL.

Chicago Application for Energy Disclosure
This is used to obtain the gas and/or electric information for the required disclosures for a rental unit.

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.

Summary of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
This required Summary of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance must be attached to some leases for properties within Chicago.

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Illinois Attorneys

Illinois Landlord-Tenant Attorneys
Alisa M. Levin, Esq.
Levin Law, Ltd.
Chicago, IL
  Michael D. Poulos
Poulos Black P.C.
Evanston, IL
Thomas C. Magarian
The Law Offices of Thomas C. Magarian, P.C.
Chicago, IL

Illinois Links and Resources

Illinois Rental Resources Illinois - Chicago's Residential Landlord Tenant Summary
This Summary of the ordinance MUST be attached to every written rental agreement or to be given to the tenant who has an oral agreement.

Illinois Landlord Tenant Laws
This information is provided by the Consumer Fraud Division of the Illinois Attorney General's Office. It offers information on landlord tenant law.

Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs

Illinois Landlord Clubs
Chicago Creative Investors Association, Glen Ellyn, IL
Meeting Time: 3rd Sunday, 6:00 p.m., Number of Members: 1400  More Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs »

Metro East Landlords Association, Collinsville, IL
Meeting Time: 1st Monday, 7:00 pm., Number of Members: 300  More Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs »

Midwest REA of Chicago, Elgin, IL
Meeting Time: Every 2nd Wedneday of the Month, 7:00 pm, Number of Members: 650  More Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs »

The WCRT, Elmhurst, IL
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of every month, Registration begins 6:30pm, Number of Members: 400  More Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs »

Urban Rehabber Program, Chicago, IL
Meeting Time: 10 am - noon, 2nd or 3rd Saturday (See Events Calendar on website.)  More Illinois Real Estate Investment Clubs »

Illinois Real Estate Investment Articles

Illinois Rental Articles
Illinois Landlord Tenant Law and Regulations
Posted September 1, 2009
Illinois landlord-tenant laws are notoriously tenant-friendly, making it extremely important that landlords comply with leasing regulations.

Should I Call My Tenant's Previous Landlords?
Posted November 28, 2016
Applicants for your rental property completed their forms, agreed to a background checked and showed you recent pay stubs to verify their income. You've met with them and have a good feeling in your gut. It's decision time, right? Well, not quite. You have a few more questions to ask before you should sign a lease with these applicants. But the answers are only a phone call away. Obtain your applicant's permission, and then reach out to current and former landlords and interview them. These people have, or had, a relationship with your applicant. Ask if the tenant pays or paid rent on time. Ask if they took care of the unit during their time there. Ask whether neighbors ever complained about the tenant.

The Accidental Landlord: Should We Try Renting Out Our Old House?
Posted November 14, 2016
Carrie Kirby and her family faced a tough choice when they left Chicago in 2012 to return to California. The Chicago Tribune columnist wrote about having to decide between selling her and her husband's Illinois home at a loss or becoming landlords. They chose the latter. Many homeowners confront this same scenario, as circumstances force a family to move. It could be landing a new job, searching for better schools or even inheriting a property. With the housing market beginning to pick up, many hope that selling the old house will be a snap, but the fear is that if it doesn't sell quickly, there will be two mortgages to pay.

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