An Illinois 5-day notice to quit for non-payment of rent is an official document used by landlords to inform tenants that they have failed to pay rent on time. The notice gives tenants five days to pay all back-due rent and penalties before their tenancy is terminated.
If the tenant fails to make the full rent payment within the five-day notice, the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit. The notice should be served in person or posted on the tenant’s door, and it is a legal eviction notice that can lead to serious consequences if not addressed promptly.
Governing Law — 735 ILCS 5/9-209
Grace Period — 770 ILCS 95/7.10(a) – Landlords can only charge a late fee for overdue rent after five days have passed since the rent due date.
Late Fees — 770 ILCS 95/7.10(a) – Landlords have the right to charge a late fee of $20 or 20% of the rent amount, whichever is greater if the rent is not paid within five days after the due date. However, it is important to note that late fees can only be charged if the landlord has included a late fee provision in the lease agreement.