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.