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Generally, a LL is liable for such repairs where caused by normal wear and tear, and not negligence on your part.
On renewal, it is enforceable provided the lease so provides.
Good morning. I am the expert who will handle your request this morning. With regard to number 1, the typical lease with option to purchase requires the tenant to make all repairs. The reason for that is that the purchase price is fixed by the option part of the agreement so the owner cannot recover for any repairs that they make to the property. So the answer to number one is "yes, you are responsible to replace those broken items. Regarding number 2, Illinois has a consumer statute that makes such provisions you legal in contracts for services and products; however, real estate is not included, and to the best of my knowledge Illinois has never extended that protection to the real estate field. It would require a great deal of time to go into the Illinois cases to try to determine if there has been a recent statutory enactment that automatic extensions of leases leases.
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Courts are not likely to enforce a provision on repairs in a residential situation where landlord wrongly seeks to shift a responsibility that belongs to the LL, and goes to general upkeep and maintenance. In commercial settings its different. Here its more akin to a fixture or a roof requiring repair which is not caused by tenant conduct. Notice of renewal is common practice, so if LL acted in bad faith to defraud or trick you, then you could seek to argue a breach of good faith and fair dealings, which is a common law principle and claim.
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You may indeed demand the LL honor the express and implied warranties and provide you with habitable premises. If LL refuses you may file a complaint in court seeking repair and back rent credit for the affected period, plus legal fees.
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