A typical family eviction notice includes a description of the premises, a notice of termination and a certificate of service, Illinois Legal Advocate states. Most notices also include the date the termination goes into effect, along with outstanding rent due to the landlord, when applicable.
In most cases of eviction due to unpaid rent, landlords give tenants a grace period to pay the past rent due or face eviction, states Landlords.com. In this case, the eviction notice typically includes the date by which the tenant is required to pay all rent due, the exact amount of money required to remain on the premises and the date in which the tenants are required to vacate the premises in the event they do not pay the specified rent amount.
Most states require landlords give tenants the opportunity to pay overdue rent before officially evicting a family. In Illinois, landlords give tenants at least five days to pay the necessary amount of rent before they send an eviction notice, Illinois Legal Advocate states. For a landlord to evict a family based on a violation of the lease agreement, the landlord submits an eviction notice with the exact violation from the original lease agreement within the legal timeframe given by the state. Landlords evicting tenants based on termination for reasons other than past due rent or lease disputes typically give tenants 30 days' notice to vacate the premises, and do not accept future rent payments after they submit the notice.