Chicago, IL asked in Contracts for Illinois

Q: I signed my lease and never got a copy of it?

I singed the lease October for the 8th and i never received a copy of it. I’ve asked multiple times for a copy and still haven’t gotten one. What do I do?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Steve McCann

  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You have a couple of options based on the facts provided, but the most suitable option is dependent on facts that are not provided here, such as your goals in the matter (i.e. if you want to terminate the lease, etc...) and if your lease is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

That said, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, and consult with an attorney individually to explore your options. Also, if your lease is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance, you may be able to recover attorney's fees and other penalties, so there is minimal risk to you to consult with counsel to ensure you make informed decisions moving forward.

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