Arbitration Through the Office of Consumer Affairs – Home Improvement Contractor Program

Last week, I posted about arbitration in general.  Today, I want to focus on a specific program offered by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  Among other things, this office oversees the Home Improvement Contractor Arbitration Program or HICARB.  As part of HICARB, homeowner can take a home improvement contractor to arbitration Read More

Damages in a Construction Dispute

Let me present you with a scenario that I have now heard at least dozens of times and maybe more than a hundred at this point.  A homeowner hires a contractor do perform renovation work at their home.  Let’s say, that the project is to renovate the kitchen for $100,000.  The contractor starts the job Read More