Rep. William Davis

Filed: 3/10/2011





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1607 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by
5adding Section 9 as follows:
6    (765 ILCS 705/9 new)
7    Sec. 9. Application fees. When a prospective lessor
8receives a request from a prospective lessee to rent a
9residential property, the prospective lessor may charge the
10prospective lessee a reasonable application fee. A prospective
11lessor shall provide the prospective lessee with a written
12itemized accounting of the fee and its uses for any application
13fee received. A prospective lessor shall not charge a
14prospective lessee an application fee if the prospective lessor
15knows or should have known that no rental unit is available at
16that time or will become available within a reasonable period



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1of time. If the prospective lessor does not perform a screening
2of the prospective lessee, the prospective lessor shall make a
3good faith effort to return to the prospective lessee any
4amount of the application fee that is not used. A prospective
5lessor who violates this Section is liable to the prospective
6lessee for the application fee, court costs, and reasonable
7attorney fees incurred to enforce this remedy.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.".