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Public Act 094-0601




Public Act 094-0601
HB0237 Enrolled LRB094 04208 LCB 34232 b

    AN ACT concerning landlords.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Landlord and Tenant Act is amended by
changing Section 1 as follows:
    (765 ILCS 705/1)  (from Ch. 80, par. 91)
    Sec. 1. Liability exemptions.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), every
covenant, agreement, or understanding in or in connection with
or collateral to any lease of real property, exempting the
lessor from liability for damages for injuries to person or
property caused by or resulting from the negligence of the
lessor, his or her agents, servants or employees, in the
operation or maintenance of the demised premises or the real
property containing the demised premises shall be deemed to be
void as against public policy and wholly unenforceable.
    (b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a provision in a
non-residential lease that exempts the lessor from liability
for property damage.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/16/2005