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735 ILCS 5/15-1200.5

    (735 ILCS 5/15-1200.5)
    Sec. 15-1200.5. Abandoned residential property. "Abandoned residential property" means residential real estate that:
    (a) either:
        (1) is not occupied by any mortgagor or lawful
occupant as a principal residence; or
        (2) contains an incomplete structure if the real
estate is zoned for residential development, where the structure is empty or otherwise uninhabited and is in need of maintenance, repair, or securing; and
    (b) with respect to which either:
        (1) two or more of the following conditions are shown
to exist:
            (A) construction was initiated on the property
and was discontinued prior to completion, leaving a building unsuitable for occupancy, and no construction has taken place for at least 6 months;
            (B) multiple windows on the property are boarded
up or closed off or are smashed through, broken off, or unhinged, or multiple window panes are broken and unrepaired;
            (C) doors on the property are smashed through,
broken off, unhinged, or continuously unlocked;
            (D) the property has been stripped of copper or
other materials, or interior fixtures to the property have been removed;
            (E) gas, electrical, or water services to the
entire property have been terminated;
            (F) there exist one or more written statements of
the mortgagor or the mortgagor's personal representative or assigns, including documents of conveyance, which indicate a clear intent to abandon the property;
            (G) law enforcement officials have received at
least one report of trespassing or vandalism or other illegal acts being committed at the property in the last 6 months;
            (H) the property has been declared unfit for
occupancy and ordered to remain vacant and unoccupied under an order issued by a municipal or county authority or a court of competent jurisdiction;
            (I) the local police, fire, or code enforcement
authority has requested the owner or other interested or authorized party to secure or winterize the property due to the local authority declaring the property to be an imminent danger to the health, safety, and welfare of the public;
            (J) the property is open and unprotected and in
reasonable danger of significant damage due to exposure to the elements, vandalism, or freezing; or
            (K) there exists other evidence indicating a
clear intent to abandon the property; or
        (2) the real estate is zoned for residential
development and is a vacant lot that is in need of maintenance, repair, or securing.
(Source: P.A. 97-1164, eff. 6-1-13.)