Home Improvement and Contractors

Welcome to the Contractors and Home Improvement section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center. Most homeowners need to hire a contractor at some point. Sometimes homeowners want to redo their kitchen, add another bedroom, or repair a water-damaged floor. Whatever your reason for calling a contractor, you should be aware of the various legal issues involved. For instance, contractors should be licensed and bonded; and rates for jobs may vary quite a bit from one contractor to the next. This section will introduce you to the various legal issues surrounding contractors so that you can begin that next big home improvement project as a well-informed consumer.

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