Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether Third Party Buyer is Liable for Delinquent Assessments to Mortgagee’s Subsidiary

According to Section 9(g)(4) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, any purchaser of a condominium unit who acquires a property either at a foreclosure sale or by post-foreclosure purchase from the mortgagee must pay the last six months’ worth of delinquent assessments on the unit. 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(4).  So where the wholly-owned subsidiary of the original mortgagee buys the property at the foreclosure sale and subsequently sells to a third party, is that subsidiary a “mortgagee” under the statute, triggering the duty to pay back assessments? That’s the question which the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide in the final days of the January term, allowing a petition for leave to appeal in Wing Street of Arlington Heights Condominium Association v. Kiss the Chef Holdings, LLC, a decision from Division Three of the First District.     Read the article………….


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