In Massachusetts, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Enterprise Regulations (OCABR) is cracking down on unregistered House Enchancment Contractors (HIC). Home improvement means the construction, repair, substitute, reworking, alteration, conversion, rehabilitation, renovation, modernization, enchancment, or addition to any residential land or constructing with four (four) or fewer residences or dwelling units and contains but isn’t restricted to the construction, erection, replacement, or improvement of driveways, swimming pools, terraces, patios, landscaping, fences, porches, garages, fallout shelters, basements, and different improvements to constructions or land that is adjacent to a dwelling home.
The Nassau County District Lawyer, Madeline Singas, stated she wish to deliver extra expenses towards contractors, however the present statute makes it troublesome as a result of there needs to be proof that proves the business proprietor by no means intended to complete the job.
Because the probabilities are that you’ll eventually sign a contract with one of many firms on your record, it is important to be as careful and selective once you choose contractors to provide you estimates as while you make the final selection of a firm to do your work.
Satisfied clients are the important thing to success in remodeling as a result of referrals from past customers and repeat business are what keep new enterprise coming in. To get your first prospects, think about subcontracting for set up work with lumberyards, building materials producers and distributors, and other retail suppliers.
Once registered, the HIC legislation requires contractors to prominently show their official New Jersey registration number (listed as NJHIC#) within their locations of enterprise (the unique registration certificate); in all advertisements; on enterprise paperwork, contracts and correspondence with shoppers; and on all business automobiles (on both sides of the car).