2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 10/ - Seals and Real Estate Contracts Act.

(765 ILCS 10/0.01) (from Ch. 29, par. 0.01)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Seals and Real Estate Contracts Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(765 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 29, par. 1)
Sec. 1. That any instrument of writing, to which the maker shall affix a scrawl by way of seal, shall be of the same effect and obligation, to all intents, as if the same were sealed.
(Source: Laws 1871-2, p. 277.)

(765 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 29, par. 2)
Sec. 2. When any person, who has heretofore entered, or may hereafter enter into any contract, bond or memorandum in writing, to make a deed or title to land in this state, for a valuable consideration, and dies or becomes a person under legal disability, without having executed and delivered said deed, it shall and may be lawful for the circuit court in the county where the land, or some part thereof, may be situated, to make an order compelling the executors or administrators of such deceased person, or guardians of the person under legal disability, to execute and deliver such deed to the party having such equitable right to the same, or his or her heirs, according to the true intent and meaning of the contract, bond or memorandum, and all such deeds shall be legally valid.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

(765 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 29, par. 3)
Sec. 3. It shall not be lawful for any court to make such order, except upon the petition, in writing, of the person entitled to the benefit of the same, or his or her heirs, setting forth the contract, bond or memorandum in writing, and fully describing the lands to be conveyed, nor until the person or persons so applying for such title shall have given reasonable notice of the time and place of such application to the executor, administrator and heirs of such person so deceased, or guardian of the person under legal disability, and shall have fully paid, discharged and fulfilled the consideration of such contract, bond or memorandum in writing, as to the premises sought to be conveyed to the petitioner, and the petitioner shall be entitled to a conveyance, according to the true intent, tenor and effect thereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

(765 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 29, par. 4)
Sec. 4. The executor, administrator or heirs of any deceased person who shall have made such contract, bond or memorandum in writing, in his or her life time, for the conveyance of land, for a valuable consideration, or the guardian of any person under legal disability who shall have made such contract, bond or memorandum in writing before his or her legal disability, when such consideration has been paid and fulfilled as hereinabove stated, or a conveyance ought to be made, may, upon application in writing, obtain such order upon giving notice to the party to whom such deed is intended to be made, and under the same condition as is provided in this chapter.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

(765 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 29, par. 5)
Sec. 5. In all cases where any minor heirs shall be interested in such proceedings as aforesaid, reasonable notice of such application shall be given to the guardian of such minors; and if there shall be no guardian, then the said court shall appoint a guardian to litigate and act in such case.
(Source: Laws 1871-2, p. 277.)

(765 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 29, par. 6)
Sec. 6. In all cases where application shall be made as hereinabove stated, the court shall have power to continue the same from time to time to obtain such evidence as the nature of the case shall require; and no judgment for the conveyance of land, upon application as hereinabove stated, shall be made, unless the court shall be satisfied that judgment can be made without injustice to any heir or creditor of the deceased, or the estate of the person who is under legal disability and that the same is just and equitable.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

(765 ILCS 10/7) (from Ch. 29, par. 7)
Sec. 7. A complete record of such petition and proceedings thereon shall be made, and the court shall order payment of costs as shall appear right and equitable.
(Source: Laws 1871-2, p. 277.)

(765 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 29, par. 8)
Sec. 8. Guardians of minors and guardians of persons under legal disability may sue and be sued under this act.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

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