(815 ILCS 515/2)
(from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1602)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Home Repair" means the fixing,
replacing, altering, converting, modernizing, improving of or the making of an addition
to any real property primarily designed or used as a residence.
(1) Home repair shall include the construction, installation,
replacement or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, porches, kitchens,
chimneys, chimney liners, garages, fences, fallout shelters, central air
heating, boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, electrical wiring, sewers,
plumbing fixtures, storm doors, storm windows, awnings and
other improvements to structures within the residence or upon the land adjacent thereto.
(2) Home repair shall not include the sale, installation, cleaning or
repair of carpets; the sale of goods or materials by a merchant who does
not directly or through a subsidiary perform any work or labor in
connection with the installation or application of the goods or materials;
the repair, installation, replacement or connection of any home appliance
including but not limited to disposals, refrigerators, ranges, garage door
openers, television antennas, washing machines, telephones or other home
appliances when the person replacing, installing, repairing or connecting
such home appliance are employees or agents of the merchant that sold the
home appliance; or landscaping.
(b) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, business,
trust or other legal entity.
(c) "Residence" means a single or multiple family dwelling, including
but not limited to a single family home, apartment building, condominium,
duplex or townhouse which is used or intended to be used by its occupants
as their dwelling place.
Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to original construction
of single or multiple family residence.
(Source: P.A. 84-1270.)