Ten Things a Homeowner Must Know Before Starting a Home Improvement Project – part 1

For many people, their home is their largest asset.  If you are thinking of undertaking a renovation project, the next few posts will explore things you need to know and consider before you start. First, do your homework before you hire someone.  Don’t just ask a potential contractor for references – of course he or Read More

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