Illinois Residential Lease Agreement
The Illinois standard one (1) year lease agreement is structured be downloaded in a user-friendly fillable Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word formats. The form outlines the details of the lease for both the landlord and tenant and encourages a rental application to be completed to help safeguard the landlord from a future eviction process. The rental application is typically completed by the applying tenant, and gives the landlord access to the applying tenant’s rental, criminal, employment, and credit history, to ensure the landlord only accepts the most trustworthy, honest, and financially secure tenants to the property.
In addition to the application, the landlord should request a Security Deposit at the beginning of the lease, which will cover any accidental damage to the property at the hands of the tenant. If the tenant ends the lease without any damage, the landlord will typically refund the tenant the cost of the security deposit. In Illinois, there is no State maximum on how much a landlord may request for the deposit.
- If the landlord or tenant have any questions about their rights or duties they should consult the State Handbook.
- Lead Paint – Required for any housing unit built prior to 1978. Read the Manual for further information.
- Radon – Only to be handed out if high levels of this gas have been detected on the premises.