Illinois: REALTORs lobby for home inspection contols.

Originally Posted By: gromicko
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(April 27, 2004) – More than 400 Illinois REALTORS? recently lobbied at the state capitol in Springfield for a number of laws affecting homeowners, including the Residential Inspection Ordinance Act (S.B. 3150). This bill would require the consent of the owner and occupant of a property before an inspection. It also would permit municipalities to refuse to issue transfer stamps if a required inspection was not completed.

About 150 Illinois municipalities have government-mandated inspections, according to Julie Sullivan, assistant director of governmental affairs at the Illinois Association of REALTORS?. The group doesn't object to inspections for health and safety violations, but Sullivan says inconsistent inspection standards have held up sales.

"We have heard horror stories about inspectors objecting to hanger marks in the closet," Sullivan says. "That's not a safety issue." Sullivan expects the bill to be voted on by the end of May.

By Jane Adler for REALTOR? Magazine Online

Originally Posted By: Jeffrey Wortham
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Thought I would let you know this bill has significant opposition.

Dupage Mayors and Managers Conference, Will County Governmental League, Illinois Municipal League, Metro Counties of Illinois and the City of Chicago are all opposed to this legislation.

Anything you need us to do in Illinois to help out?

Originally Posted By: kdemski
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Nick -

What is NACHI's position?

Here's a link to the bill for those that are interested: