(765 ILCS 945/20)
Reverse mortgages cooling-off period.
(a) Any written commitment provided by the lender to the borrower must contain the material terms and conditions of the reverse mortgage. That commitment may be subject to a satisfactory appraisal and the borrower meeting standard closing conditions.
(b) A borrower shall not be bound for 3 full business days after the borrower's acceptance, in writing, of a lender's written commitment to make a reverse mortgage loan and may not be required to close or proceed with the loan during that time period. A borrower may not waive the provisions of this subsection (b).
(c) At the time of making a written commitment, the lender shall provide the borrower a separate document in at least 12-point font that contains the following statement: "IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE COOLING-OFF PERIOD: Illinois State law requires a 3-day cooling-off period for reverse mortgage loans, during which time a potential borrower cannot be required to close or proceed with the loan. The purpose of this requirement is to provide potential borrowers with 3 business days to consider their decision whether to secure a reverse mortgage or not. Potential borrowers may want to seek additional information from a reverse mortgage counselor during this 3-day period. The 3-day cooling-off period cannot be waived.".
(Source: P.A. 99-331, eff. 1-1-16