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Tenant obligations in term of rent when not on a lease.

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Tenant obligations in term of rent when not on a lease

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Illinios

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

There is no lease

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

The way my rent works, or from what I understand, Rent is payed on the first to pay for THAT months rent, right. Not the previous month that you already lived at that destination?

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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?

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Thanks for your patience. A rental agreement doesn't ordinarily need to be in writing, meaning that if a person who is not on the lease is staying on the property permanently, then that person is going to be liable for the rent. The parties that are living there, whether they are or aren't on the lease, are jointly and severally responsible for the rent payments so the landlord can collect from anyone that is living on the property (unless they are children of course).

In addition, rent is paid to pay for that current month's rent going forward as well.

What other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
could you elaborate? becuase I am not paying for that months rent, just the rent I lived
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
hello?

I'm still here. What is confusing to you?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would have to pay the rent if the landlord asked, regardless if Im on the lease? what are the ramifications if I dont? and does this law apply if the landlord cares more about the current tenant paying rent?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
what if theres no deposit either?

Well, you and anyone on the lease is responsible for paying the rent if you are all living there, so if the rent isn't paid, then the landlord can evict everyone. Even if you didn't pay a deposit, if you're living on the property, then you will become responsible for helping make sure the rent is paid each month as well and the landlord can collect from you, the other parties, or both.

Does that make a bit more sense?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
when you define lease, its not something stritcly on paper? also could you explain the 30 day written notification law?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
also, what are the ramifications of not paying rent?

Correct. Rental agreements are frequently not even written down (e.g. when a family member comes to live). Any time you live on someone else's land, it creates a landlord tenant relationship unless you're married to that person or you are a minor and that person is your parent. Generally, if someone is going to be evicted from the property, the law requires at least 30 days written notice. If the eviction is for non-payment of rent, then the landlord can provide just a 3-day notice.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
oh sorry, I'm not talking about eviction, Im talking about me, as an individual, giving my landlord 30 days notice, as a requirment for moving out, by state law

I see what you mean. Thanks. So, if you need to leave, you should provide the landlord with 30 days written notice. Just be sure that it reaches them directly either by email and by sending them a notice through regular mail as well.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
is that a law?

Yes. Under 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/9-207 is where you'll find the rules and procedures.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
okay. could I still move out say my offical move out in a month, but I "move out" earllier, as long as I pay rent?

Correct!

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
oh okay, so this doesnt prevent me from moving as long as I send an email?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
also, sort of a side thing, apprently my mom asked an anonymous "Illinois Attorney" and they said that if i havent signed any legal documentation im not responsible...
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
are you still there?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
alright, well it kinda seems like you're not there anymore, but thank you for your time.

Hi, I'm sorry. I had some technical difficulties. One moment...

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Ok, thanks for your patience. So, a court could rule that you are or aren't a tenant; however, generally if you're living on the property and enjoying the benefits of a tenant, the law would give you the rights and responsibilities of a tenant. So, my recommendation is to go the conservative route and consider yourself a tenant.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
okay, but that um, that suit would have to be initiated by the landlord right? the other tenants couldnt?

Correct. The other tenants could not.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
alright. thank you for the answers

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