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Posted on: February 10, 2012

[ARCHIVED] New Law Impacts Landlords

The Illinois General Assembly has made an addition to the Landlord Tenant Act regarding the requirement of landlords changing their locks. The Landlord and Tenant Act provides that after a residential dwelling unit has been vacated by a tenant, a landlord must change the locks of the dwelling unit before it is again occupied and must provide a new tenant with a signed disclosure form acknowledging that this requirement has been met.

It provides that if a landlord has not changed the locks, as required, and a theft occurs that is attributable to the landlord's failure to meet that requirement, the landlord is liable for any damages that the tenant incurs as a result of that failure.

The entire law can be found here.
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