Effective on July 1, 2009 the following changes will occur in contractor license requirements.
Everyone who does work in the following jobs around a home must be licensed under the Home Improvement Consumer Act. This is done in writing to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General.
Less Than a $5,000 Job:
New Home Builders:
Three Business Day Right to Rescission
Under the new law a contractor will be required to meet with a homeowner he or she intend to do business with three (3) business days before the intended commencement of work.
Assuming no holidays intervene is how this new systems works:
Carriers of a contractor license must carry the following insurance:
Under the new law, any contract that does not meet the requirements of the law will be invalid and unenforceable against the owner
Under the new law the holder of a contractor license will only be able to accept 1/3 of the total contract amount as a deposit/down payment. This must be clearly outlined in the contract.
Lead and Asbestos Abatement
Consumers are advised to check for additional local municipal contractor license requirements as contractor laws can differ from county to county. It is also advised to double check with the state's requirements before hiring a contractor.comments powered by Disqus
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