Monday, September 10, 2007

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

One of the first things a contractor learns and is advised to do by
training institutions and Contractors Boards alike is to retain an
attorney before they begin their contracting business. Makes sense,
given the problems and challenges that are likely to arise for the
"newbie" or up and coming general contractor. Truth be told, the
majority of contractors are not personally well-versed in business
management and ethics. More importantly, there are those individuals
who are lured by the potential to make a whole lot of money - easily -
and aren't committed to truly building a business; there out to get
their hands on the consumers hard-earned money.

Given this very real scenario, it is imperative that homeowners consult with an
attorney specializing in construction / defect law before they hire a
contractor and sign a contract. Even if it's just a kitchen remodel -
which requires a number of different tradesmen, where important
decisions will need to made, with consistent supervision, permits etc -
having an attorney review andred line the contract is key. After that,
a homeowner needs to have that attorney in their back pocket should
issues or questions arise, just like the contractor. And if you're
remodeling or building from the ground up, you absolutely need to
consult with an attorney. There's just too much that can go wrong or
overlooked legally in terms of protection and your rights.

Does consulting with and retaining an attorney guarantee a perfect,
problem-free home remodeling project? No - there are no guarantees in
life that I'm aware of other than death and taxes BUT you will be able
to mitigate anyunforeseen problems, have greater control over your
project and have some assurances that your behind is covered.
Additionally, you'll have access to your legal queries more quickly
than if you had no one or no idea of who to turn to when you need them
the most. Like the contractor who is advised to seek legal
representation beforebeginning the business of contracting a homeowner needs to do the same before contracting with a home remodeling contractor.

As a side note, the past several months I have received many a request for
attorney referrals from homeowners and interestingly attorneys have
inquired about promoting their services on my site via paid
sponsorship/advertising. And I believe it's a great match for both
parties. So coming this Fall I'll be putting together a section of
construction law/defect law beginning withCalifornia . Besides, I keep
getting legal questions from homeowners and It's about time they have
direct access to those who are committed to helpinghomeowners with their contractor issues and queries.

So stay tuned!