Landlord’s Thirty (30) Day Notice to Terminate a Tenancy

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Below, is a general example of an Illinois Landlord’s Thirty Day Notice to Terminate a tenancy. The thirty day notice is generally prescribed by the Illinois Forcible Entry and Detainer statute as the notice necessary to terminate a month to month tenancy before an eviction action can be started. The name “thirty day notice” can be misleading, as the law actually requires that the notice be served at least thirty days prior to the expiration of the next full rental period. 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 thirty day notice must designate that the termination date is the last day of that next full rental period. For example, assuming that a tenant rents from the first to the last day of any give month, a thirty day notice served on March 10 must state that the tenancy will terminate on of April 30. The requirements of the contents that must be included in the thirty 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! (Disclaimer)

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LANDLORD’S THIRTY DAY NOTICE

STATE OF ILLINOIS, COUNTY OF COOK ) ss.

To: ……………………………………………………
………………………………………………………….
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YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that your tenancy of the following premises, to wit:

The property at …………………………………………………………………………………………………… together with all buildings, sheds, closets, out-buildings, garages and other structures used in connection with said premises, will terminate on ……………………………………………, 20……………, and you are now hereby required to surrender possession of said premises to the undersigned on that day.

Dated this ……….. day of ………………………………., 2012.

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

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE

I, …………………………………………………………, being duly sworn, on oath deposes and says that on the ………….. day of …………………………………., 2012 (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 ……………………………….., 2012

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

DISCLAIMER: Please Note: this form is a general example of an Illinois thirty day notice to terminate a month to month tenancy. The appropriate form that 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 when the client is offered and accepts a signed engagement letter and makes the required advance payment. 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.

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