Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois

Q: Hi I was wondering if a tenant has to leave his apartment because of a pest control issue and someone burglarizes

The apartment doesn't a landlord or the police have to contact the tenants who live in the apartment ????

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1 Lawyer Answer

Steve McCann

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is certainly possible a tenant can leave an apartment due to pest control issues and burglaries, as there is an implied warranty of habitability in every lease in Illinois. In addition, there may be added protections to the tenant if the apartment is in Chicago and subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

That being the case, I recommend organizing all documents relevant to this matter, including the lease, and consulting with a landlord tenant attorney to explore the best course of action moving forward.

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