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Philadelphia Home Contractor Allegedly Absconds With Victim’s Security Deposit

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When you hire a contractor to make repairs to your house, you should first ask them to show proof of their licenses and insurance; if you hire an uninsured or unlicensed contractor, you face an uphill battle in getting your own homeowner’s insurance to pay for any damage the incompetent contractor causes.  It is… Read More »

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Mill Hall Roofing Contractor Faces Charges For Home Improvement Fraud

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When you hire a contractor to make repairs to your house, choosing a contracting company wisely takes effort on the customer’s part.  Unless someone you personally know has recommended the contractor to you, you should read online reviews, and red flags should go up not only if there are multiple negative reviews, but also… Read More »

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Three Red Flags To Avoid When Hiring A Home Contractor

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According to Pennsylvania law, home contractor fraud is a serious crime, punishable in some cases by prison.  If a building contractor defrauds you and then gets convicted of home contractor fraud, then you, the homeowner, are still stuck with a house that needs many thousands of dollars of repairs.  Many homeowners who suffer heavy… Read More »

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Court Awards Chester County Couple More Than $200,000 In Lawsuit Against Home Construction Company

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A favorite subject of standup comedians is how boring it is to socialize with homeowners, who seem to be able to find no better topic of conversation than grumbling about the cost of repairs to the luxurious amenities of their houses.  The truth is that houses require maintenance, and if DIY home repairs are… Read More »

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Who is Protected by the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act?

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In Pennsylvania, consumers are protected from being made the victim of a home contractor’s deceptive or fraudulent practices by the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA). This law imposes a series of requirements on contractors, including what contractors must include in an agreement with homeowners. Unfortunately, many contractors fail to abide by these rules,… Read More »

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The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

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There are a number of federal laws in place that aim to protect homeowners from unscrupulous contractors. Many homeowners don’t know, however, that contractors are also prohibited from using deceptive or unfair practices in their dealings with homeowners by state law. To learn more about the legal remedies available to you under the Pennsylvania… Read More »

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Home Contractor Fraud

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Contractor fraud occurs when an individual contractor or firm commits illegal acts. This includes everything from making substandard repairs and purposely misquoting project costs to failing to obtain the proper permits and making shoddy repairs. This type of conduct can have serious consequences for homeowners who may find themselves paying more than they should… Read More »

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