(765 ILCS 705/1)
(from Ch. 80, par. 91)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), every
covenant, agreement, or understanding in or in connection
with or collateral to any lease of real property, exempting the lessor from
liability for damages for injuries to person or property caused by or
resulting from the negligence of the lessor, his or her agents, servants or
employees, in the operation or maintenance of the demised premises or the
real property containing the demised premises shall be deemed to be void as
against public policy and wholly unenforceable.
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a provision in a non-residential lease
that exempts the lessor from liability for property damage.
(Source: P.A. 94-601, eff. 8-16-05.)