(765 ILCS 77/40)
(a) If a seller discloses a material defect in the Residential Real Property Disclosure Report, including a response to any statement that is answered "yes" except numbers 1 and 2, and, in violation of Section 20, it is delivered to the prospective buyer after all parties have signed a contract, the prospective buyer, within 5 business days after receipt of that report, may terminate the contract or other agreement with the return of all earnest money deposits or down payments paid by the prospective buyer in the transaction without any liability to or recourse by the seller.
(b) If a seller discloses a material defect in a supplement to this
disclosure report, the prospective buyer shall not have a right to terminate
unless: (i) the material defect results from an error, inaccuracy, or omission of
which the seller had actual knowledge at the time the prior
disclosure was completed and signed by the seller; (ii) the material defect is not repairable prior to closing; or (iii) the material defect is repairable prior to closing, but within 5 business days after the delivery of the supplemental disclosure, the seller declines, or otherwise fails to agree in writing, to repair the material defect.
(c) The right to
terminate the contract, however, shall no longer
exist after the conveyance of the residential real property. For purposes of
this Act the termination shall be deemed to be made when written notice of
termination is delivered to at least one of the sellers by any method set forth in Section 50, at the contact information provided by any seller or indicated in the contract or other agreement. Nothing in subsection (a) or (b) shall limit the remedies available under the contract or Section 55.
(Source: P.A. 102-765, eff. 5-13-22.)