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Preventing Home Repair Fraud

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Nov 06 2014
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When chosing a builder, there are several guidelines every consumer should follow. Every year, there are hundreds of compaints from consumers regarding fraudulant repairs and/or construction with their home. In some cases, the losses exceed several thousands of dollars. We want to better inform all consumers on the proper steps of chosing the right builder for you! Below are the steps that every consumer should follow when chosing their contractor:

  • Verify that the remodeler/builder is licensed by the Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board as required by law.
  • Investigate the reputation and experience of the remodeler/builder.
  • Seek referrals from friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers who have had work done.
  • Check with the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association for the names of remodeler/builder members. Membership in the HBAA and H/MCBA indicated a remodeler's/builder's commitment to professional customer service and quality construction.
  • Check with the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama to find out if any unresolved complaints have been filed against the remodeler/builder.
  • Request copies of the remodeler's/builder's insurance certificates to verify that he or she carries insurance that protects you from claims arising from property damage of job site injuries.
  • Don't compare apples to oranges- when evaluating bids from contractors, make sure they are based on identical project specifications.
  • Be wary of a contractor who asks for a full payment before the job has begun. A payment schedule hsould be part of your contract, and may be tied to benchmarks such as a draw schedule. 

Last changed: Nov 06 2014 at 5:34 PM

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