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