The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Real Estate Law
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A look at some issues and problems raised by the The State of Illinois' and the City of Chicago's laws affecting the relationship between purchasers of distressed residential real estate and the tenants who occupy them.
A guide to Illinois authority documents
A reference guide to the so-called “authority documents’—the various documentation that a title company examiner or closer needs to review in order to underwrite the conveyance or mortgage of Illinois land by entities as common as corporations and as unusual as unincorporated associations.
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Past-due condominium assessments and the FDCPA
Recently the Northern District Court of Illinois issued a Memorandum Opinion in a class action suit claiming a FDCPA violation against a law firm representing a condominium association on a past-due assessment collection effort.
Resolving unclaimed property in Illinois
Pursuant to the Unclaimed Property Act, most attorneys are required to file an annual report with the Illinois State Treasurer's office advising of any unclaimed property that is being held.
Special warranty deeds
A discussion and analysis of special warranty deeds, and a look at the court decisions that have ruled on their effect.