(770 ILCS 95/2)
(from Ch. 114, par. 802)
As used in this Act, unless the context clearly
(A) "Self-service storage facility" means any real property designed and
used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage space to occupants
who are to have access to such for the purpose of storing and removing personal
property. A self-service storage facility is not a warehouse for purposes
of Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
If an owner issues any warehouse receipt, bill of lading, or other document
of title for the personal property stored,
the provisions of this Act do not apply.
(B) "Owner" means the owner, operator, lessor, or sublessor of a self-service
storage facility, his agent, or any other person authorized by him to manage
the facility, or to receive rent from an occupant under a rental agreement.
(C) "Occupant" means a person, his sublessee, successor, or assign, entitled
to the use of the storage space at a self-service storage facility under
a rental agreement, to the exclusion of others.
(D) "Rental agreement" means any agreement or lease, written or oral,
that establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules or any other provisions
concerning the use and occupancy of a self-service storage facility.
(E) "Personal property" means movable property not affixed to land, and
includes, but is not limited to goods, merchandise, motor vehicles, watercraft, and household items.
(F) "Last known address" means that mailing address or electronic mail address provided by the occupant in
the latest rental agreement, or the mailing address or electronic mail address provided by the occupant in
a subsequent written notice of a change of address.
(G) "Late fee" means a charge assessed for an occupant's failure to pay rent when due. "Late fee" does not include interest on a debt, reasonable expenses incurred in the collection of unpaid rent, or costs associated with the enforcement of any other remedy provided by statute or contract.
(H) "Verified mail" means any method of mailing that is offered by the United States Postal Service or private delivery service that provides evidence of mailing.
(I) "Electronic mail" means the transmission of information or a communication by the use of a computer or other electronic means sent to a person identified by a unique address and that is received by that person.
(Source: P.A. 97-599, eff. 8-26-11; 98-1106, eff. 1-1-15