A contractor can be used for home remodeling, home improvement projects and any of those little repair jobs around the house. The best way to get a good contractor is to get referrals from friends or other people you trust. Learn more about hiring a contractor and what recourse you can take if the job doesn’t go smoothly. In some areas, contractors must be licensed by the municipality in which they conduct business. If they are licensed, you should make sure you see if the contractor you choose has his or her license in order. You should also make sure they have liability and workman’s compensation insurance.
What happens if you buy a home and the contract states one thing but the house does not match that requirement? Under seller disclosure is the seller liable for fixing the discrepancy? In this case, a home buyer believes that his new home lacks insulation which was described in the contract. Before suing the seller, a developer, the home buyer should make sure that his suspicions of lack of insulation are correct by hiring a contractor.
Before you get a contractor to work on your property you should get a lien waiver. Lien waivers ensure that if your contractor or a sub-contractor does not get paid for the home improvement or home repair work that they do, your home won't be in danger. When a contractor puts a lien on a home, it makes it more difficult to later sell the home.
What happens when a newly built home costs more than originally agreed upon in a contract? Often, new construction homes are upgraded as they are built and these costs end up in the final price. Having a clear building contract can avoid such problems after the home is built.
Ilyce discusses the cost of weddings and how to do a wedding without breaking the bank. Ilyce then takes calls on topics from grant search firms to finding a home contractor to build a first home. (note: this audio file starts a few minutes into the show due to technical problem at WSB).
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Ilyce kicks off the show with a discussion about problems involving health insurance and healthcare billing. Ilyce then takes calls on topics from problems with home contractors to changing real estate agents within a real estate company.
While Florida mops up after Hurricane Dennis, and with Hurricane Emily on the way, here's a look at how you can protect yourself when cleaning up and rehabbing your home after a natural disaster such as a flood. After a natural disaster that creates flood damage, the demand for qualified contractors often exceed the supply. This useful article gives you the 411 on post-flood action: how to protect yourself from being ripped off when renovating after a flood.
A home buyer has been working with a contractor to build a new home. After the plans are set, the contractor decides to pull out of the area. The buyer is stuck finding a new contractor at considerable cost. Sam and Ilyce explain their legal recourse and what would be the best strategy to get their house built.