There are some laws that seem to be well defined, or “black letter” law. For example, California Business and Professions Code Section 7159 requires that residential home improvement contracts must be in writing. This applies to any proposed repair or remodel contract where the work will exceed $500. However, in some cases, the California courts […]
Entries Tagged as 'Construction Law – Remodels, Cost overruns'
November 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Construction Defect, Construction Law - Remodels, Cost overruns, General Contractors & Mechanics' Liens
Realtors(R), Homebuyers & Homeowners & Investors – new EPA rules on lead paint may affect your sale.
June 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Co-Ownership of Real Property, Construction Law - Remodels, Cost overruns, General Contractors & Mechanics' Liens, Real Estate Brokers
Effect April 22, 2010, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and […]
June 11th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Construction Defect, Construction Law - Remodels, Cost overruns, Construction Loans
There has a been a recent flurry of cases in California courts awarding homeowners disgorgement of all fees paid to general contractors (under B&P Section 7031). In cases like White v. Cridlebaugh, 175 Cal. App. 4th 1535 – 2009 and Oceguera v. Cohen, there were technical defects with the general contractor's license–ie, the general contractor had been licensed at […]