1. What Terms Should Your Home Remodel Construction Contract Contain?

    The requirements of what must be contained in a home remodel contract are specified in Business and Professions Code Section 7159.  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=BPC&sectionNum=7159. The CSLB has a sample contract that can be reviewed to determine …Read More

  2. Construction Defects – Time to File A Lawsuit

    Owners often believe that because work was done on their project a year or more ago they have no write to file suit against a contractor when the work proves to be defective.  However, a lawsuit on the written contract can be filed up to 4 years after the contract was entered into.  Further, the s…Read More

  3. Contractors Don’t Hire Unlicensed Subcontractors

    So many client's of ours end up in trouble because they hire unlicensed subcontractors.  They tell me I've used the guy a hundred times and his work is always good.  He's cheaper than the other subs and does great work.  But, Contracting with an unlicensed person violates the California Licensing…Read More

  4. Don’t Let Unlicensed Contractors Work on Your Project

    If you are an owner and contracting for work on your property the first thing you should do when interviewing prospective contractors is check the CSLB web site to determine if the contractor is licensed by the California State Contractors Board.  Go to: https://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/Check…Read More

  5. Contractors Must Pull Permits

    Contractors and homeowners beware, failing to pull permits is a mistake! Contractors under the Contractor's State Licensing Law in California are required to pull permits on every project that a permit is required on.  The Business and Professions Code governing contractors in California at Section…Read More

  6. Home Owner’s Rights in Dealing with Unlicensed Contractor

    The Code is clear that if at any time during the course of a construction contract a contractor is unlicensed it has no right to collect for the work performed or materials incorporated into the Project, with only one exception if they were license prior to entry into the contract or performance, ac…Read More

  7. Home Remodel What You Need to Know

    Thinking of remodeling your home, new kitchen, new bath?  Before you sign a contract know what should be in the contract.  Most Home Remodel contractors are not following the required law in drafting their contracts.  The Contract is required under the Business & Professions Code to have nume…Read More

  8. Construction Defects

    The project was going along smoothly but you started to notice things were not quite what you expected.  Issues with electrical or plumbing, new windows leaking when it rains, flooring misaligned and a myriad of other mistakes that should not be made.  What do you do?  Documentation is the key. …Read More