Home Improvement Contract Forms Specifically for General Contractors, Roofing Contractors, Painting Contractors, Subcontractors, and other trades. 2014 Legal Versions for EACH of the 50 States.
CONTRACTORS... CREATING HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT FORMS IS NOT A DO IT YOURSELF JOB!
Trying to "PIECE" together your own Home Improvement Contract without knowing your state requirements and without knowing what needs to be in the contract to protect you is a recipe for certain disaster!
Remember, home improvement contract requirements are designed to protect the CONSUMER, not you! ACT Contractors Forms has designed our Home Improvement Contracts to help even out the "playing field" while not appearing to be overly biased to your customers. This is our 18th year in business so WE KNOW from experience what should and should not be included in your forms.
Construction Contractors and subcontractors who do Home Improvement Work, we offer forms that protect your interests and comply with your state laws to keep you out of trouble.
WHAT IS A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT?
Simply stated, a Home Improvement Contract is an agreement made between a contractor or contractors agent (such as a salesperson or officer of the company)AND a homeowner or tenant for the purpose of providing a Home Improvement.
WHAT IS A "HOME IMPROVEMENT"?
A home improvement is any repair, upgrade, remodeling, renovation, addition, or any improvement done to a residential property.
A common misconception among contractors is that "repairs" done under "work orders" or "job invoices" is not a home improvement. This is not the case. Home improvement includes repairs such as electrical repairs, plumbing repairs and even drain cleaning!
WHY IS A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER CONTRACT?
The big difference is that a Home Improvement Contract, in every state, must include the Federal 3-day right to cancel rule. Under most circumstances, any home improvement contract for work valued over $25 must include a notice explaining that the customer has 3-days to cancel... for any reason... and must include as an attachment, 2- copies of the Notice of Cancellation Form.
Most states, with consumer protection in mind, have adopted specific requirements for Home Improvement Contracts that are not required for new construction and for contracts between the contractor and a business (commercial contracts).
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACT DOES NOT MEET MY STATES REQUIREMENTS?
Because Home Improvement Contracts have both federal and state mandated requirements to protect the CONSUMER, penalties for not using the correct home improvement contract form can be very severe and can include such things as:
The contract being VOID and INVALID.
The ability of the consumer to CANCEL the contract without penalty, AT ANY TIME.
The inability of the contractor to place a lien on the property for money rightly owed.
The inability of the contractor to SUE the customer for money owed.
Fines and penalties against the contractor for violating state and federal law.
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