The Basics of Illinois Land Trusts

If you are thinking about setting up a land trust, you should educate yourself.  Does a land trust even make sense for you?  What are the benefits of putting your real estate in a land trust? What’s the downside? And of course, what types of land trust options do you have in the state of Illinois? In its essence, a land trust is simply a trust created to hold real estate. In most cases, one land trust holds one parcel of real estate.  The elements of a land trust are fairly straightforward: (a) You need to create a trust agreement; (b) to the extent you are using a title company or a bank to manage the land trust, you need to make sure that the trust is open and paid for; and (c) you need to actually fund the trust by transferring in the real estate in question. One of… read more →