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Full Text of HB5022  102nd General Assembly

HB5022 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
HB5022

 

Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
765 ILCS 705/17 new

    Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act. Provides specific circumstances in which a tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter the dwelling unit. Requires the landlord to give the tenant notice of the landlord's intent to enter of no less than 2 days. Allows the landlord to enter the dwelling unit without notice or consent of the tenant when entering for practical necessity if repairs or maintenance elsewhere in the building unexpectedly require access or in case of an emergency, but requires the landlord to give notice of the entry within 2 days after the entry.


LRB102 25002 LNS 34258 b

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

HB5022LRB102 25002 LNS 34258 b

1    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
4    Section 5. The Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by
5adding Section 17 as follows:
 
6    (765 ILCS 705/17 new)
7    Sec. 17. Landlord's right of access. A tenant shall not
8unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter the
9dwelling unit:
10        (1) to make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations,
11    alterations, or improvements;
12        (2) to supply necessary or agreed services;
13        (3) to conduct inspections authorized or required by
14    any government agency;
15        (4) to exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or
16    actual purchasers, mortgagees, workers, or contractors;
17        (5) to exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective
18    tenants 60 days or less prior to the expiration of the
19    existing rental agreement;
20        (6) for practical necessity if repairs or maintenance
21    elsewhere in the building unexpectedly require access;
22        (7) to determine a tenant's compliance with provisions
23    in the rental agreement; and

 

 

HB5022- 2 -LRB102 25002 LNS 34258 b

1        (8) in an emergency.
2    The landlord shall not abuse the right of access or use it
3to harass the tenant. Except if access is authorized by
4paragraph (6) or (8), the landlord shall give the tenant no
5less than 2 days' notice of the landlord's intent to enter. The
6notice shall be provided directly to each dwelling unit by
7mail, text message, email, or written notice taped to or
8slipped under the door of the dwelling unit. If access is
9required because of repair work for common facilities or other
10apartments, a general notice may be given by the landlord to
11all potentially affected tenants that entry may be required.
12If access is authorized by paragraph (6) or (8), the landlord
13may enter the dwelling unit without notice or consent of the
14tenant. The landlord shall give the tenant notice of the entry
15within 2 days after the entry.
16    The landlord may enter only at reasonable times except in
17an emergency. An entry between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or at
18any other time expressly requested by the tenant is presumed
19reasonable.