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Angie’s List: Avoiding Home Improvement Project Delays



 

Angie’s List: Avoiding Home Improvement Project Delays

Angie’s List: Avoiding Home Improvement Project Delays
News from CBS Local:

By Jim Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When you get involved with any home improvement project it’s important to remember good planning is key to a smooth experience because any delays could end up costing time and money.

If you want to be sure your home improvement project moves along as quickly as possible it’s important to have a thorough plan from the start.

“Changing a project mid-stream is the most common delay for projects. Having a well documented plan when you start out will lead to a more efficient project,” said Angie’s List founder, Angie Hicks.

But sometimes changes can’t be avoided. You might decide to add something to a project or the contractor could run into problems with inspectors or sub-contractors. So be realistic about the timeline and build in extra time for unexpected delays.

And if you’re having any work done outside of you home make sure you plan for rainy days.

“No one can control the weather, but if you’re planning for an outside project it’s going to be important to build in some buffer for weather related delays. If you’re painting your house or adding new landscaping there may be times when they are not able to work. That will help manage expectations by building the buffer so your project comes in on time,” said Hicks.

5 Items that could delay plans:

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Home Improvement Contractor with Bogus Fair Lawn Addresses Banned from NJ
News from Patch.com:

A Garwood man who owned multiple home improvement companies, some with Fair Lawn addresses, has been permanently barred from managing or owning any business in New Jersey and must pay $ 7.7 million in consumer restitution and civil penalities afer being found to have committed more than 1,000 consumer fraud violations, Attorney General Jefffrey Chiesa announced Tuesday.

John Kot, 41, and the multiple home improvement companies he ran — which racked up 81 consumer complaints — were found to have committed 1,542 violations of the State Consumer Fraud Act, Contractors’ Registration Act, Contractor Registration Regulations, Home Improvement Regulations and Advertising Regulations, according to an attorney general’s office release.

Per the court judgment, Kot and his companies are never permitted to perform home improvement work in the state again and must pay out $ 7.5 million for civil penalties, $ 150,000 for consumer restitution, $ 38,000 for state’s attorney’s fees and $ 30,000 for the state’s investigative costs.

“These defendants allegedly left consumers with shoddy work, broken promises, and warranties that were ignored – often while using…………… continues on Patch.com

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