Illinois 10 Day Notice to Quit | NonCompliance

The Illinois ten (10) day notice to quit, in association with 735 ILCS 5/9-210, is for landlords to use when a tenant has committed a lease violation. Note that the ten (10) day notice only applies for violations that are “curable” (i.e. can be fixed), if the tenant has committed unlawful acts within the rental unit, a five (5) day notice to vacate should be issued. The ten (10) day notice should state the specific violation(s) of the tenant, as well as instructions on how to rectify them. Serve the notice personally, or through certified mail. The notice can be left with a resident of the rental unit if they are over 13 years of age. If none of the service options are possible, the notice can be posted in a conspicuous location in the rental unit (such as the front door), however it is best to serve the notice by hand.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the notice in .PDF format.

Step 2 – Enter the count where the rental property is located, along with the full name(s) of the tenant(s) of the renal unit.

Step 3 – Enter the city/county of the rental unit, and the full street address of the unit. Fill in the date that the lease will be terminated on if the tenant fails to cure their violations.

Step 4 – Provide a detailed description of the violation(s). Enter the date that the tenant will need to give up possession of the rental unit on, and then date/sign the form.

Step 5 – The “Affidavit of Service” section needs to be filled out after the notice has been served. Print your name, the date the notice was served, and the name of the tenant(s). Put your signature in the blank “Signature” field. The notice must be notarized, reserve the “Notary Public” section at the bottom of the form for this purpose.