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Ethics in Home Improvement Contracts

Homeowners should always be cautious of unethical business practices by those working to gain access to homes and utilizing high-pressure sales or scare tactics to up-sell services to homeowners. Many complaints to California’s Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) are from the elderly who are falling victim to unlicensed individuals upselling unnecessary home service needs. Examples …

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Benefits of a Design-Build Relationship When Entering Into a Home Improvement Contract

There are two common homeowner and contractor relationships when it comes to home improvements: owner-builder or hiring an architect and contractor. Concerning the latter option, the ideal relationship is a design-build hybrid. The California’s Contractors State license Board (“CSLB”) issues the following ALERT: “Be wary of ‘consultants’ or unlicensed individuals who will try to talk …

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