Notice of Intent Not to Renew under the CRLTO – when a 30 day notice becomes a 60 day notice

UPDATE: A new version of 5-12-130(j) has passed the City Council.  This article is no longer timely.  As Chicago landlord-tenant attorneys, one situation that we frequently run into is when a Chicago landlord is forced to serve a sixty (60) day notice to terminate tenancy instead of a thirty (30) day notice.  This situation arises when the CRLTO applies and the tenant’s lease term has expired without the landlord serving a proper notice of intent not to renew.  Many Chicago landlord’s incorrectly believe that once a lease term expires, that is the end of the tenancy.  This is not so.

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