The Law and Your Home

Remodeling and the Law

Everyone’s home can use a little fixing up, but the sad truth is that complaints about home repair perennially make the top 10 list of consumer grievances.

The law gives you certain protections—and you can protect yourself by using some savvy and common sense.

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Which federal laws are applicable to remodeling projects?

What protection do I have once I sign a contract?

What kind of state and local laws apply to contractors?

What's the best way to guard against swindlers?

How do I find a reputable contractor?

Should I have a written contract with the contractor?

What should the contract include?

What should I watch out for when the job begins?

What can I do if the contractor violates the contract?


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