Peoria, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: Does a landlord have to prove he gave a five day eviction notice?

I'm in Illinois, we have not had hot water for 4 months and the landlord refuses to fix it. I hired a plumber (who was unable to fix it, so still no hot water) myself and took that amount off our most recent rent. The landlord did not like that and filed to have us evicted. I spoke with a lawyer who advised us to ask for a dismissal on the grounds that the landlord failed to give us a five day notice first. However, I was looking online and the landlord stated in the papers that he filed that he did give us a five day notice, which is completely false. When he files papers, does he have to show proof that he gave us a five day notice?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Swati S. Desai
Swati S. Desai
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Lincolnshire, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, he does.

Make sure you do not skip any court dates and go talk to the judge yourself (or, better yet, hire an attorney to represent you).

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