||LRB093 20652 WGH 46501 b
AN ACT in relation to property.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Residential Tenants' Right to Repair Act.
Repair; deduction from rent.
If a repair is
required under a
agreement or required under
a law, administrative rule, or local ordinance or
and the reasonable cost of the repair does not exceed the
lesser of $500 or
one-half of the
monthly rent, the tenant may
notify the landlord in writing by registered or certified mail
or other restricted delivery service to the address of the
landlord or an agent of the landlord as indicated on the lease
agreement; if an address is not listed, the tenant may send
notice to the landlord's last known address of the tenant's
have the repair made at the landlord's expense.
the landlord fails to make the repair
within 14 days after
being notified by the tenant as provided above or more promptly
conditions require in the case of an emergency, the tenant
may have the repair
workmanlike manner and in
compliance with the appropriate law, administrative
local ordinance or regulation. Emergencies include conditions
that will cause irreparable harm to the apartment or any
fixture attached to the apartment if not immediately repaired
or any condition that poses an immediate threat to the health
or safety of any occupant of the dwelling or any common area.
After submitting to the landlord a paid bill
appropriate tradesman or supplier unrelated to the tenant, the
tenant may deduct from his or
her rent the
amount of the bill,
not to exceed the limits specified by this Section and not
reasonable price then customarily charged for the
repair. If not clearly indicated on the bill submitted by the