Home Improvement Fraud
Home Improvement / Contractor Fraud
When a home improvement contractor engages in abusive or fraudulent conduct, the homeowner’s life can be upended. The lawyers at The Wolf Law Firm understand this and so fight fiercely for clients who have been victimized by dishonest contractors.
Fortunately, New Jersey law affords many protections to homeowners against contractor misconduct. All home improvement contractors must be licensed with the state, and their licensing information must printed on their contracts and all other documents and signs they use. All home improvement contracts over $500 must be in writing and must allow the homeowner to cancel the contract within 3 days. The contract must also include all of the details of the job, including the beginning and end date, a description of the materials to be used and the work to be performed. If the job is delayed, the contractor must notify the homeowner of the reason for the delay and provide new timeframes for the job in writing. The contractor may not accept final payment until the job is finished and passes inspection. If your contractor failed to follow these laws and caused you to suffer damages, you may be entitled to relief.
If you have been the victim of home improvement or contractor fraud, The Wolf Law Firm may be able to help. Call for a consultation.