Home Repair and Remodeling Act and Oral Agreements (Illinois)

By Matthew A. Quick The court in K. Miller Construction Compay, Inc v McGinnis iterated that oral contracts are enforceable and quantum meruit relief is available even if the Home Repair and Remodeling Act was not followed. Specifically, the Act states that “[p]rior to initiating home repair or remodeling work for over $1,000, a person engaged in the business of home repair or remodeling shall furnish to the customer for signature a written contract or work order.” The court opined that recovery is available under both theories listed above even if the the agreement is not in writing.