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(330 ILCS 62/) Service Member Residential Property Act.

330 ILCS 62/Art. 5

    (330 ILCS 62/Art. 5 heading)
Article 5

(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-1

    (330 ILCS 62/5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Service Member Residential Property Act, and references in this Article to "this Act" mean this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-5

    (330 ILCS 62/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Definitions. For purposes of this Act:
    "Military service" means Federal service or active duty with any branch of service hereinafter referred to as well as training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service for a period of not less than 180 days. "Military service" also includes any period of active duty with the State of Illinois pursuant to the orders of the President of the United States or the Governor.
    "Service member" means and includes the following persons and no others: all members of the Army of the United States, the United States Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Coast Guard and all members of the State Militia called into the service or training of the United States of America or of this State.
    The foregoing definitions shall apply both to voluntary enlistment and to induction into service by draft or conscription.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-10

    (330 ILCS 62/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Service member residential lease. The provisions of this Act apply to a lease of residential premises occupied, or intended to be occupied, by a service member or a service member's dependents if:
        (1) the lease is executed by or on behalf of a person
who thereafter and during the term of the lease enters military service; or
        (2) the service member, while in military service,
executes the lease and thereafter receives military orders for a permanent change of station or to deploy with a military unit, or as an individual in support of a military operation, for a period of not less than 90 days.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-15

    (330 ILCS 62/5-15)
    Sec. 5-15. Termination by lessee; immediate family; dependents. The lessee on a lease described in Section 5-10 may, at the lessee's option, terminate the lease at any time after (i) the lessee's entry into military service or (ii) the date of the lessee's military orders described in subdivision (2) of Section 5-10, as the case may be.
    If the lessee on a lease described in Section 5-10 is killed in action or while on active duty, then the immediate family or dependents of the lessee may terminate the lease.
(Source: P.A. 100-616, eff. 7-20-18.)

330 ILCS 62/5-20

    (330 ILCS 62/5-20)
    Sec. 5-20. Manner of termination; effective date of termination.
    (a) A lessee's termination of a lease pursuant to this subsection shall terminate any obligation a dependent of the lessee may have under the lease.
    (b) Termination of a lease under Section 5-15 is made by delivery by the lessee of written notice of such termination, and a copy of the service member's military orders, to the lessor, the lessor's grantee, the lessor's agent, or the agent's grantee. Delivery of notice may be accomplished (i) by hand delivery, (ii) by private business carrier, or (iii) by placing the written notice in the United States mail in an envelope with sufficient postage and with return receipt requested, and addressed as designated by the lessor, the lessor's grantee, the lessor's agent, or the agent's grantee.
    (c) In the case of a lease that provides for monthly payment of rent, termination of the lease under Section 5-15 is effective 30 days after the first date on which the next rental payment is due and payable after the date on which the notice under subsection (b) of this Section is delivered. In the case of any other lease, termination of the lease under Section 5-15 is effective on the last day of the month following the month in which the notice is delivered.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-25

    (330 ILCS 62/5-25)
    Sec. 5-25. Arrearages, obligations, and liabilities.
    (a) Rents or lease amounts unpaid for the period preceding the effective date of the lease termination shall be paid on a prorated basis. Rents or lease amounts paid in advance for a period after the effective date of the termination of the lease shall be refunded to the lessee by the lessor, the lessor's grantee, the lessor's agent, or the agent's grantee within 30 days after the effective date of the termination of the lease. Any relief granted by this Act to a service member may be modified as justice and equity require.
    (b) Upon termination of a rental agreement under this Act, the tenant is liable for the rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination payable at such time as would have otherwise been required by the terms of the rental agreement. The tenant is not liable for any other rent or any liquidated damages due to the early termination; provided, however, that a tenant may be liable for the cost of repairing damage to the premises caused by an act or omission of the tenant.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)

330 ILCS 62/5-30

    (330 ILCS 62/5-30)
    Sec. 5-30. Right of action. A person who is aggrieved by a violation of this Act shall have a right of action in circuit court to enforce the provisions of this Act and in doing so may recover attorney's fees and costs. The remedy and rights provided under this Act are in addition to and do not preclude any remedy for wrongful conversion otherwise available under law to the person claiming relief under this Act, including any award for consequential or punitive damages.
(Source: P.A. 96-1400, eff. 7-29-10.)