2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 435/ - Land Trust Fiduciary Duties Act.

(765 ILCS 435/1)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Land Trust Fiduciary Duties Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


(765 ILCS 435/5)
Sec. 5. Legislative finding; purpose.
(a) The General Assembly finds that the Illinois judiciary system and the federal judiciary system have unclear court decisions as to whether the holders of the power of direction have fiduciary duties to the holders of the beneficial interest in land trusts. The terms "land trust" and "beneficial interest" have the same meanings as defined in Section 2 of the Land Trustee as Creditor Act.
(b) It is the purpose of this Act to clarify that holders of the power of direction are accountable to the holders of the beneficial interest in land trusts as declaratory of existing law.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


(765 ILCS 435/10)
Sec. 10. Holders of the power of direction; definition. "Holders of the power of direction" means the persons or entities having the authority to direct the trustee to convey, execute a mortgage, distribute proceeds of sale or financing, and execute documents incidental to the execution of a land trust.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


(765 ILCS 435/15)
Sec. 15. Fiduciary duties of holders of the power of direction. The power of direction, unless provided otherwise in the land trust agreement, is conferred upon the holders thereof for the use and benefit of all of the holders of the beneficial interest in the land trust. In exercising the power of direction, the holders are presumed to act in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of all holders of the beneficial interest in the trust, unless otherwise provided in the land trust agreement. The beneficial interest shall be indefeasible and the power of direction shall not be so exercised to alter, amend, revoke, terminate, defeat, or otherwise affect or change the enjoyment of any beneficial interest.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


(765 ILCS 435/20)
Sec. 20. Application of Act. This Act is declaratory of existing law and is intended to remove any possible conflicts or ambiguities, thereby confirming the existing law pertinent to land trusts and shall apply to all land trusts in effect before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


(765 ILCS 435/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 91-433, eff. 8-6-99.)


Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Illinois may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.