New Illinois Condo Owner’s Handbook Now Available Online
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New Illinois Condo Owner’s Handbook Now Available Online

Easy-to-read guide available at

CHICAGO –   Illinois condominium owners now have a comprehensive, educational guide at their fingertips thanks to a recently compiled handbook by the Illinois Condominium and Common Interest Community (CCIC) Ombudsperson, Adrienne Levatino.  The Condo Unit Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook provides an unbiased, objective look at Illinois law governing condominium unit owners and marks the kick-off of the Ombudsperson’s educational program aimed at informing condo owners of their rights and responsibilities.  Future publications will address the rights of condominium and common interest association boards and the rights and responsibilities of owners living in common interest communities.

Kreg T. Allison Headshot

“Living in a condominium community presents its own unique set of challenges that are starkly different from those in a single family dwelling”, said Kreg Allison, Director of the Division of Real Estate (“DRE”) for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”).  “Individual rights and obligations can often be confused in the condo setting, leading to disputes between unit owners and associations.  By providing an easily accessible, inclusive handbook for condo owners, we strive to educate everyone involved, set reasonable expectations, and minimize disputes.”

The Condo Unit Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook may be found in the Publications tab on the CCIC Ombudsperson webpage at

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About the Illinois Condo Ombudsperson

Kreg Allison, the Director of the Division of Real Estate (“DRE”) for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) appointedAdrienne Levatino as the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson (“CCIC Ombudsperson”) effective January 1, 2017.

The mission of the CCIC Ombudsperson is to provide information to unit owners, condominium and common interest community associations and their respective boards in order that they all may better understand their rights and obligations under the Condominium Property Act and the Common Interest Community Association Act.


The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation’s mission is to utilize responsive, innovative, transparent, and efficient (R.I.T.E.) governance to create an ideal regulatory environment that (1) allows economic growth to flourish, and (2) effectively optimizes consumer choice.

The IDFPR believes more can be done to ensure a faster, smarter and more accountable government — government that takes initiative to unite effective regulatory policy with exceptional service delivery. Uniting effective regulatory policy and exceptional service delivery allows the IDFPR to accomplish its primary objective as a regulator: mitigating the effects of negative market externalities.


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