Illinois 5-Day Notice to Quit Form | Non-Payment of Rent

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An Illinois five (5) day non-payment notice to quit is used when a tenant fails to pay rent on time. If the landlord does not receive rent on the day rent is due, they may issue a 5-day notice to quit the next day. This notice should be served in person or posted on the tenant’s door.

The tenant will be required to pay all back-due rent and penalties within the five (5) day period or be subject to an eviction lawsuit (Forcible Entry and Detainer).

Laws735 ILCS 5/9-209

How to Write

Step 1 – Complete up until the Affidavit of Service. This part is the actual notice to quit which will be used to notify the tenant of their breach of non-payment and will give them two options, either to pay rent owned or move out. Fill in the following information.

  • County
  • Tenant’s name and address
  • Amount due
  • City and County of the rental unit
  • Date and signature of the landlord

Step 2 – After serving the tenant with the notice to quit, fill out the Affidavit of Service by obtaining the tenant’s signature. This proves that the tenant was served and can be helpful if needed in court. Complete the affidavit of service with the following.

  • Landlord’s name
  • Date served
  • Name of the person served and the address of their dwelling unit
  • Signature of tenant
  • Again, write the date served