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Homeowners Continue To Get Fleeced By Would Be ‘Contractors’

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With the popularity of reality shows such as “HGTV” homeowners are increasingly taking on home renovations, or purchasing homes with the idea of then updating or improving them. This has become fruitful ground for unscrupulous ‘contractors’. The first thing you should be doing is checking with the Va. Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation (“DPOR”)…

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Change Orders: Put it to paper

In nearly every construction project, some unexpected obstacle or condition will arise that requires a change in the scope of work. The result is the issuance of a change order. Typically, a construction contract will require written approval of any changes to the scope of work. It is critical for contractors to review their contract…

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Virginia Contractor’s License: What Happens When You Contract Without A License?

In Virginia, performing construction work without a proper license can leave contractors subject to criminal charges, and unable to obtain payment for work performed. Under Virginia Code § 54.1-1115, contracting without a license, or without the proper class of license is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Worse yet, unlicensed contractors may not be able to recover…