1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. RMO and RME What’s the Difference?

    RMO stands for Responsible Managing Officer and RME stands for Responsible Managing Employee.  In order for a corporation or LLC to be licensed they must have either an RMO or RME.  The RMO or RME are the qualifier of the license and they are responsible for exercising direct supervision and contr…Read More

  5. Deposits on Home Improvement Contracts

      You want to enter into a Home Improvement Contract with a client but don’t really like risking your own money to purchase materials.  What can you do?  You can request a downpayment but the downpayment is limited to $1,000 or 10% of the contract price whichever is less.  But the Code Sec…Read More