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 kitchens, or need to repair damage to their house. Hiring a contractor raises many different issues. Contractors are held to high standards with respect to the workmanship, professionalism, and timeliness of their work. However, much of a contractor's work is dependent on their subcontractors, such as material suppliers, electricians, or plumbers. 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.
- Avoiding Contractor Rip-Offs
- Avoiding Home Improvement Loan Scams
- Construction Developer's Responsibilities
- Contractor's Liens
- Contractors' Liens: Select State Laws
- Home Improvement Contracts
- Home Improvement Payment Options
- Home Improvement Professionals
- Interviewing Contractors
- Repairing Your Home After a Disaster
- Resources: Homeowner Maintenance and Improvement
- Ten Things to Think About Before Signing a Construction Contract
- Understanding Mechanic's Liens
- What Should a Home Improvement Contract Include?