The 5-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment) is used by landlords in Illinois to demand a tenant to either pay the past-due rent owed or vacate the property thereby ending the lease. Regardless of the tenant’s action after receiving this notice, the landlord maintains the right to unpaid rent. A landlord is required to provide the tenant with this notice, giving the tenant 5 days to pay the past-due rent or move out prior to any eviction filings. Day 1 is the day the tenant was served the Notice. Weekends and holidays are included in the 10-day period.
Is this Notice Curable?
Yes, this 5-Day Notice to Quit is curable because the tenant can pay the past-due rent to be allowed to continue occupying the property.
How to Serve this Notice
Serving an eviction notice to a defendant is a formal process that may be used as evidence later in a court case. The PDF on this page contains a Proof of Service example which can be filled out by whoever serves this notice. Most landlords hire professional process servers. Acceptable methods of service for this notice are personal service or substituted service. Posting is only permitted if the tenant has abandoned the property and no one is living there. The affidavit of service should be notarized.