Legal Advice for Home Improvements — 28 results
Written by attorney David Blansky, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
By following the tips in this legal guide, you can avoid most of the common pitfalls experienced by home owners in hiring contractors to do work in their home.
Written by attorney Vincent Pallaci, over 6 years ago. STAFF PICK
Just as sure as the sun will rise things in your house will break. If you aren't a do-it-yourselfer, then you likely have to hire a contractor to come in and fix the problem. It can be an... more
Written by attorney Peter Lamont, about 4 years ago.
PA Attorney General announces that registration is now open for home
improvement contractors; under new law, contractors must register by
The Pennsylvania Attorney General has... more
Written by attorney Brian W. Erikson, over 4 years ago.
This guide is intended to highlight necessary provisions the owner should have in the contract for home improvment work.
When an owner solicits bids forhome improvment work, the contractor... more
Written by attorney Andrew Myers, almost 5 years ago.
Two Questions and Answers:
Question # 1: A man came to our new home promising to provide full landscaping around the house, but the bushes he planted are dingy and not the full shrubbery... more
Written by attorney Timothy Leonard, 10 months ago.
Contractors are at risk if unaware of the many rules in the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act ("HICPA"). Contracts that do not comply can be voided by the homeowner -... more
Written by attorney Michael T Millar, over 1 year ago.
Not Happy With Your Contractor? You Have Options.
You signed a home improvement contract.
You paid the contractor.
He seemed reliable when you first met him.
Now you're not so sure.
Written by attorney Erik Anderson, about 2 years ago.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, our office has received a large number of phone calls from homeowners who have run into difficulties with their storm repair contractors. The issues... more
Written by attorney Charles F Basil, about 3 years ago.
Youve purchased your house, and you decide you want to make a home improvement.Maybe you want to install a patio, an in-ground pool, a hardwood floor, a white picket fence, or a nice... more
Written by attorney Tracey Martin-Henry, almost 4 years ago.
Paperwork & Paper Trails are Key Never hire a contractor who fails to give you a written estimate. You Better Shop Around Listen to the old pop song and your mom...ALWAYS shop around and... more