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Whether buyer knows it or not, landmark designation not insurable home title encumbrance, court says

Dan Churney Dec. 21, 2015, 9:28am

The First District Illinois Appellate Court in Chicago slammed the door on a South Side homeowner’s claim, which blamed prior owners for not disclosing that the 99-year-old house’s title is burdened by landmark designation and demanded her title insurer compensate her for the oversight. The appellate court’s decision was rendered Dec. 14.