Illinois REALTORS® celebrated a victory for residential property owners in the village of Indian Head Park in southwestern Cook County when the village board approved the elimination of resale property inspections last week.
Effective Nov. 11, the vote reinstates the rights of Indian Head Park property owners to sell their property without village inspections and eliminates the municipality’s $200 inspection fee, according to local Illinois REALTORS® Governmental Affairs Director Tom Joseph.
“This is a real win for us,” says Joseph. “It’s very difficult to get municipalities to change a law once it is passed. The Indian Head Park mayor told me that a similar situation in the village of Brookfield played a positive role in Indian Head Park’s decision.”
The village of Indian Head Park will rely on final water meter readings and enforcement of its property maintenance code to meet the goals of its resale inspection program.
To read about the Brookfield’s 2015 decision, go here.