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Section Newsletter Articles on Home Repair and Remodeling Act

Home Repair and Remodeling Act final word: The Supreme Court speaks and listens to the Legislature By Steven B. Bashaw Real Estate Law, November 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court's decision in K. Miller Construction Company v. McGinnis clarifies that contractors may maintain an action to foreclose their mechanic’s liens pursuant to such oral contracts.
Home repair and remodeling insurance may not cover contractors violating the Home Repair and Remodeling Act By Nathan B. Hinch Real Estate Law, November 2010 A look at the recent decision in West Bend Insurance Company v. The People of the State of Illinois, a consolidated opinion of four lawsuits against a contractor by the Illinois Attorney General and three private homeowners.
Illinois Supreme Court holds that oral contracts not necessarily unenforceable pursuant to Home Repair and Remodeling Act, but why risk it? By Michael P. Tomlinson Real Estate Law, November 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court recently held in K. Miller Construction Company, Inc. v. Joseph J. McGinnis et al., that the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act does not preclude contractors from trying to enforce oral contracts for home repair or remodeling work for over $1,000.
Illinois Supreme Court holds that oral contracts not necessarily unenforceable pursuant to Home Repair and Remodeling Act, but why risk it? By Michael P. Tomlinson General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2010 A look at the recent Illinois Supreme Court case of K. Miller Construction Company, Inc. v. Joseph J. McGinnis et al.
The Home Repair And Remodeling Act—Can we fix it? By Adam B. Whiteman Real Estate Law, February 2010 The Home Repair and Remodeling Act (“Home Repair Act), 815 ILCS 513/1 et seq. (West 2006) has been the subject of nine separate appellate decisions, and it has already made its way to the Illinois Supreme Court since its passage in 2000.
Have any clients dabbling in home repair and remodeling? Beware the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act By George L. Schoenbeck Young Lawyers Division, October 2009 Failing to enter into a written contract that meets the requirements of the Act and failing to comply with its pamphlet delivery and insurance requirements could later severely limit the rights of contractors in getting paid for their work and could expose them to liability.
Residential contractors (and subcontractors) BEWARE! The Home Remodeling and Repair Act prevents mechanic’s liens on a residence when there is an oral contract for work that exceeds $1,000 By Adam B. Whiteman Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2008 In January of 2000, a law went into effect which makes it unlawful for any person engaged in the business of home repairs and remodeling to remodel or make repairs or charge for remodeling or repair work over $1,000 without first obtaining a signed contract or work order.
Residential contractors (and subcontractors) BEWARE! The Home Remodeling and Repair Act prevents mechanic’s liens on a residence when there is an oral contract for work that exceeds $1,000 By Adam B. Whiteman Real Estate Law, March 2008 In January of 2000, a law went into effect that makes it unlawful for any person engaged in the business of home repairs and remodeling to remodel or make repairs or charge for remodeling or repair work over $1,000 without first obtaining a signed contract or work order.
Practice Alert: Home repair and remodeling contractors beware! By H. Allen Yow General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, March 2006 Attorneys representing clients engaged in the home repair and remodeling business need to be aware of the recent decision from the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Central Illinois Electrical Services, LLC v. Slepian, and the provisions of the Home Repair and Remodeling Act.