Realtors, ever “forgotten” to get a disclosure signed by your client? Ever forget to make sure the other realtor gets their client to sign? Beware it can come back and bite you! And cost everyone in the end!!!!

The right to completed Real Property Disclosure Report attendant to a real estate transaction is absolute. Until such is provided to a prospective buyer in a real estate transaction in Illinois the seller has failed to comply with the statute’s obligations for disclosure (leading to buyer’s right to terminate the contract). Furthermore, the report must be fully completed. A seller cannot cherry-pick questions to answer in order to avoid the obligation for disclosure. Messerly v. Boehmke, 2014 IL App (4th) 130937.