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Illinois Supreme Court Limits Scope of Immunity Provided to Residential Property Owners Under Snow and Ice Removal Act

The recent enactment of the Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act automatically voids any provisions in a snow and ice removal contract requiring either party of the contract to defend, indemnify or hold harmless the other party of the contract for… Continue Reading →

Amendments to the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act

Pursuant to Public Act 99-00776, amendments were made to the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act (Ombudsperson Act) on August 12, 2016. The Ombudsperson Act will now take effect on January 1, 2017. The Ombudsperson Act establishes the Office… Continue Reading →

Condo Associations Entitled to Recover Post-Judgment Attorneys’ Fees, Lease Unit Despite Payment by Owner

The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act provides associations with the right to take possession of a unit when an owner fails to pay assessments and other common expenses to the association. If the association received a judgment and an order… Continue Reading →

Tressler LLP Re-Launches Condo Law Blog

Tressler LLP is pleased to announce the re-launch of Tressler’s condo law blog with a new name, Condo Law Watch. To keep up with the changing digital landscape, Condo Law Watch will replace the firm’s traditional e-newsletter Condominium & Common… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Invalidates Condominium Leasing Cap From Rules and Regulations

For years, associations have adopted different forms of leasing restrictions. In many instances, those restrictions were adopted to combat decreased owner-occupancy rates in order to keep the condominium eligible as a HUD-approved condominium project, which allows owners and buyers to… Continue Reading →

2016 Brings New Legislative Changes For Condominium Associations

As we kick off 2016, it is important to bear in mind the legislative changes directly impacting condominium associations that will become effective this year, specifically June 1, 2016. Certain amendments will impact not only when key association meetings may… Continue Reading →

Roundup of New Law Changes for Community Association Acts

The acts applicable to Condominium and Common Interest Community Associations have been amended starting January 1, 2015 (or later).  These changes are summarized briefly below.  Many of these changes will be discussed in greater detail. Condominiums and E-mail (HB 4784/PA… Continue Reading →

Legislative Briefs: Insurance Requirements for Condos Changing June 1, 2015

Associations will have to obtain new insurance coverage or review their existing coverage for sufficient levels for the value of their insurance policy to replace or rebuild the property, as amended into Section 12. This amended Section 12 of the… Continue Reading →

Legislative Update Briefs: Electronic Voting

Electronic Notice and Voting Revolution Starting January 1, 2015, here are the basic points to know: Through PA 98-1042, electronic voting and notice comes to both types of associations.  This will allow associations to use “technological means” to issue notices… Continue Reading →

The Electronic Revolution Is Coming: New Changes Effective January 1, 2015, for Condo and CICAA Properties

Beginning January 1, 2015, there are some major changes coming to bylaws provisions for condominium and common interest associations in Illinois. The Illinois legislature has passed HB 5332 that now allows for quite an electronic revolution in association voting procedures…. Continue Reading →

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