(205 ILCS 635/5-7)
Broker agency relationship.
(a) A mortgage broker shall be considered to have created an agency relationship with the borrower in all cases and shall comply with the following duties:
(1) A mortgage broker shall act in the borrower's
best interest and in good faith toward the borrower. A mortgage broker shall not accept, give, or charge any undisclosed compensation or realize any undisclosed remuneration, either through direct or indirect means, that inures to the benefit of the mortgage broker on an expenditure made for the borrower;
(2) mortgage brokers shall carry out all lawful
instructions given by borrowers;
(3) mortgage brokers shall disclose to borrowers all
material facts of which the mortgage broker has knowledge which might reasonably affect the borrower's rights, interests, or ability to receive the borrower's intended benefit from the residential mortgage loan, but not facts which are reasonably susceptible to the knowledge of the borrower;
(4) mortgage brokers shall use reasonable care in
(5) mortgage brokers shall account to a borrower for
all the borrower's money and property received as agent.
(b) Nothing in this Section prohibits a mortgage broker from contracting for or collecting a fee for services rendered and which had been disclosed to the borrower in advance of the provision of those services.
(c) Nothing in this Section requires a mortgage broker to obtain a loan containing terms or conditions not available to the mortgage broker in the mortgage broker's usual course of business, or to obtain a loan for the borrower from a mortgage lender with whom the mortgage broker does not have a business relationship.
(Source: P.A. 95-691, eff. 6-1-08