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Landlord tenant laws vary from State to State.  You will find here principles that apply to all States and State specific information applicable only to your State.  You should consult an attorney if you have questions.

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Landlord tenant laws deal with many areas of the landlord tenant relationship.  Generally, some of the areas covered, depending on your State include:

  1. Requirement that a lease be in writing.
  2. Rules regarding how a security deposit must be handled.
  3. Legal duties of the Landlord regardless of the terms of the lease.
  4. Legal duties of the tenant regardless of the terms of the lease.
  5. Specific procedural requirements for terminating a lease.
  6. Specific procedures for evicting a tenant.
  7. Rent increase procedures.
  8. How abandoned personal property must be handled.
  9. Access to the premises by the Landlord.
  10. Subleasing laws.
  11. Rent control ordinances.
  12. Discrimination in renting.
  13. Terms prohibited in rental agreements or unenforceable.
  14. Care of the Premises by the tenant
  15. Many others.

Some of the areas can be governed or changed by the rental agreement, while others cannot be changed by the agreement.  Overall, the landlord tenant relationship is controlled by the 1) lease agreement, 2) State laws, 3) Federal Laws and 4) Local laws.

Termination of the lease agreement and notices between the landlord and tenant must comply with requirements of your State.

Many of the forms available have Law Summaries connected to each form search providing law provisions that govern the requirements of the form.

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Basic responsibilities of the landlord and tenant in most States are:

Landlords' Responsibilities
  1. Landlords must ensure that the premises are maintained in a decent, safe, sanitary condition.
  2. Landlords must ensure that each dwelling unit has an adequate heating system and complies with all applicable codes.
  3. Landlords must allow tenants the full use and enjoyment of the dwelling unit and comply with the rental agreement and the law regarding landlord access to the rental unit.
  4. Landlords cannot use a lease which takes away any of the tenant's basic rights under the law.
  5. Before ending the rental agreement, the landlord must give proper notice to the tenant and, in the case of an eviction, follow proper legal procedures.
Tenants' Responsibilities
  1. Rent must be paid at the time and place agreed upon by both parties under the rental agreement.
  2. Tenants must keep their dwelling units safe and clean, take care not to cause damage beyond normal wear and tear, and notify the landlord of all problems.
  3. Tenants and their guests must conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb other tenants' peaceful enjoyment of the premises.
  4. Before ending the rental agreement, the tenant must give proper notice to the landlord.

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Tips for Preparing Illinois Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms

  1. Keep in mind the fact that property owner-renter partnerships are regulated by state and federal laws. While drafting Illinois Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms, consider that lord-renter laws and regulations differ from one state or are to another. Your requirements and choices should be based on state-specific rules and not solely on your own personal preferences.
  2. Be detailed concerning your expectations from your renter/landlord. Whatever side of the rental/lease process you’re on, you need to prevent yourself from undermining the relationships with the person you’re going into agreement with. Before executing Illinois Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms or any other form, the landlord should provide as many inputs as possible in the rental contract’s provisions and review the paperwork with the tenant.
  3. Always have a healthy conversation with your landlord/tenant. Properly preparing Illinois Landlord Forms & Tenant Forms and carrying out all rent-associated documents is a crucial step for creating the landlord-renter partnership. However, your goal is to ensure that you both stay on the same page regarding all issues and stay transparent about every facet of the rental.
  4. Maintain up to date with the changes in the rental regulations in your state. Rental regulations change frequently. For instance, after the pandemic broke out, the federal government introduced a short-term ban on residential eviction. You, as a landlord or renter, must make sure you not only adhere to the statements in your papers but equally abide by your local regulations to protect yourself from any misconceptions.