Round Lake, IL asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Construction Law for Illinois

Q: Is the "Home Repair and Remodeling Act" in Illinois still in effect?

I'm looking into starting up a small carpentry business. Just want to make sure I know what exactly needs to be done to prevent any Issues that may arise, as best as I can.

2 Lawyer Answers
Steve McCann
Steve McCann
Answered
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, it is certainly still in effect, and is the source for a great deal of litigation in Illinois. If you are contemplating starting a carpentry business, I would highly recommend you consult with an attorney prior to doing so, as it will save you a great deal of time, stress, and money in the long run.

Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
Mazyar M. Hedayat Esq.
Answered
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Romeoville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes. The Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act found at 815 ILCS 513/ is still the law of the land in Illinois. It requires that certain disclosures be made by a contractor before performing work on behalf of a consumer in connection with a residence. Keep in mind that the Act can only be enforced by the State of Illinois.

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