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Legal Information: Illinois

Housing Laws

Updated: 
April 27, 2018

Can my landlord charge me rent or fees after I vacate?

No. If your landlord brings any legal action against you to recover rent, you would not be liable for rent after you vacated the unit if a judge finds that you left because of one of the qualifying circumstances and you gave your landlord the proper notice that is required. In other words, you would have a defense against a breach of lease action brought by your landlord if you leave your unit based on this statute (law). However, this law is not a defense to any rent that was owed prior to giving notice and vacating the unit - you would still be responsible for that rent.*

* 765 ILCS 750/15