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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 441/) Home Inspector License Act.

225 ILCS 441/Art. 1

 
    (225 ILCS 441/Art. 1 heading)
ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

225 ILCS 441/1-1

    (225 ILCS 441/1-1)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 1-1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Home Inspector License Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-239, eff. 8-3-01.)

225 ILCS 441/1-5

    (225 ILCS 441/1-5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 1-5. Legislative intent. The intent of the General Assembly in enacting this Act is to evaluate the competency of persons, including any entity, engaged in the home inspection business and to regulate and license those persons engaged in this business for the protection of the public.
(Source: P.A. 92-239, eff. 8-3-01.)

225 ILCS 441/1-10

    (225 ILCS 441/1-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
    Sec. 1-10. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
    "Applicant" means a person who applies to the Department for a license under this Act.
    "Client" means a person who engages or seeks to engage the services of a home inspector for an inspection assignment.
    "Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Home inspection" means the examination and evaluation of the exterior and interior components of residential real property, which includes the inspection of any 2 or more of the following components of residential real property in connection with or to facilitate the sale, lease, or other conveyance of, or the proposed sale, lease or other conveyance of, residential real property:
        (1) heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system;
        (2) plumbing system;
        (3) electrical system;
        (4) structural composition;
        (5) foundation;
        (6) roof;
        (7) masonry structure; or
        (8) any other residential real property component as
    
established by rule.
    "Home inspector" means a person who, for another and for compensation either direct or indirect, performs home inspections.
    "Home inspection report" or "inspection report" means a written evaluation prepared and issued by a home inspector upon completion of a home inspection, which meets the standards of practice as established by the Department.
    "Inspection assignment" means an engagement for which a home inspector is employed or retained to conduct a home inspection and prepare a home inspection report.
    "Person" means individuals, entities, corporations, limited liability companies, registered limited liability partnerships, and partnerships, foreign or domestic, except that when the context otherwise requires, the term may refer to a single individual or other described entity.
    "Residential real property" means real property that is used or intended to be used as a residence by one or more individuals.
    "Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
    "Standards of practice" means recognized standards and codes to be used in a home inspection, as determined by the Department and established by rule.
(Source: P.A. 97-226, eff. 7-28-11.)