For the first time in 25 years, the voice of the Illinois REALTORS® Legal Hotline will change. REALTORS® with questions about issues involving many real estate related legal issues, such as licensing, agency, brokerage agreements or the NAR Code of [...]
Following are recent disciplinary actions taken by the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Visit their website for more details and the most current disciplinary action. Real estate managing broker license indefinitely suspended and fined [...]
There is a letter circulating in Northern Illinois encouraging real estate brokers to become title insurance agents. On the question as to whether a person could be a real estate broker and a title insurance agent, the answer is a [...]
Legal case studies this issue: commercial tenant may waive lessor’s statutory requirement to mitigate damage; warranty of habitability to subcontractors; owners’ oral agreement to rent property must be unanimous; six-month delay in issuing weed citation did not violate due [...]
Illinois REALTORS® has been fielding many questions related to tenants who have service or emotional support animals and whether the landlord can deny an otherwise qualified applicant on that basis. The general answer to that question, is no. [...]
A recent case study involves a reversal of a trial court decision where the trial court originally dismissed a case against Domino’s Pizza alleging that Domino’s website and mobile app were not sufficiently accessible to a person with [...]
Around 100 REALTORS® from the Bloomington-Normal area gathered Thursday to discuss a variety of real estate legal issues courtesy of the Illinois REALTORS® House Counsel program. Among the topics covered were smart home technology and surveillance as well as service [...]
In the third installment of Legal Briefs, Jeff Baker and Betsy Urbance discuss how real estate broker teams are impacted by agency law. Click here to watch (login required).