Landlord’s Ten Day Notice for Breach of a Lease Term (non-Chicago)

Below, you will find a general example of an Illinois Landlord’s Ten Day Notice to terminate a tenancy. The ten day notice is generally prescribed by the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer statute as the notice necessary to terminate a tenancy for a tenant’s breach of a lease provision. This ten day notice is not for properties covered by the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. The law relating to the CRLTO and ten day notices is different. The ten day notice must specifically define the portion of the lease being violated and the specific action of the tenant that is a violation of the lease. Be aware that a number of situations can affect, change, or override the time legally required for a five day notice to be valid. Typically, the ten day notice must designate an actual termination date as opposed to a date that can be calculated (ie. such as “five days after service of this notice”). The requirements of the contents that must be included in the ten day notice are technical. Do not attempt to prepare or serve the notice without a knowledge and understanding of the applicable law. This is a form legal document and may or may not be suitable for your situation. Consult an attorney before acting!

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LANDLORD’S TEN DAY NOTICE

STATE OF ILLINOIS )
) ss.
COUNTY OF COOK )

To: ……………………………………………………
………………………………………………………….
………………………………………………………….

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that your tenancy or lease of the following premises, situated in the City of ……………….. , County of ………………….., State of Illinois and described as follows, to wit: ………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………. together with all buildings, storage areas, sheds, closets, out-buildings, parking spaces, garages, barns, and other structures used in connection with said premises, will be terminated on the
………………. day of ……………………………….., 2010 due to the following breach or material noncompliance and default with the terms of your rental agreement or lease:

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

NOW THEREFORE, as a consequence of your breach or materiual noncompliance and default, the undersigned hereby elects to terminate your lease for the above premises, and you are notified to quit and deliver up possession of said premises to the Landlord on the ………………. day of ……………………………….., 2010.

Dated this ……….. day of ………………………………., 2010.

………………………………………………………………………….
LANDLORD

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE

I, …………………………………………………………, being duly sworn, on oath deposes and says that on the ………….. day of …………………………………., 2010 (s)he served the within Notice on the tenant named therein by delivering a copy thereof to …………………………………………………………………………. at …………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………………………………………..
(signature of person delivering notice)

SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to before me
this …………… day of ……………………………….., 2010

………………………………………………………………………
NOTARY PUBLIC

WARNING: THIS FORM TEN DAY NOTICE IS NOT VALID FOR TENANCIES GOVERNED BY THE CRLTO.

DISCLAIMER: Please Note: this form is a general example of an Illinois ten day notice to terminate a tenancy for breach of a lease provision. The form any particular person should use may be different and will vary based upon individual circumstances. This form should not be relied upon as legal advice. The use of this form by any person viewing this webpage does not constitute an attorney-client relationship with our firm. An attorney client relationship only exists with a signed engagement letter. Always consult an attorney before taking any steps to notify or evict a tenant. The law is constantly changing and this form may not apply to your situation. This form is not an example for use in any State other than the State of Illinois. No representations or warranties are made as to the suitability of this form to your situation.

Please consult a lawyer before taking ANY action.