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Belmont police: How to hire a home improvement contractor

Posted by Evan Allen  April 11, 2012 09:41 AM

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Belmont police have seen a sharp spike in complaints against home improvement contractors in the past few years. On Thursday at 6:30 p.m. police will hold a presentation at the Beech Street Center to explain to homeowners what to look for - and what to look out for - in a contractor.

Most contractors, according to police, are honest and reputable, but some are not, and others accept projects they can't finish.

Police will discuss what exactly a home improvement contractor is, what projects require a registration or license, who can recover under the statute, recommendations for the homeowner when selecting a contractor, what to look for once you have selected a contractor but before you sign the contract, the terms required in a contract and what your recourses are if something goes wrong.

Homeowners and contractors are welcome to attend.

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