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Bristol Twp. contractors accused of home improvement fraud


Bristol Twp. contractors accused of home improvement fraud

Bristol Twp. contractors accused of home improvement fraud
News from Bucks County Courier Times:

Arrest warrants have been filed against a former Bristol Township zoning hearing board member and his father, who operate a private construction business, charging them with home improvement-related fraud.

Ryan Thayer, 28, and John Thayer Jr., 60, both of Bristol Township, face felony charges of receiving advanced payments for services and failing to perform the work, theft and deceitful business practices.

Bucks County detectives on Monday filed the charges, which date to 2011, with Falls District Judge Jan Vislosky’s court, according to online court records. Authorities familiar with the case anticipate that the Thayers will turn themselves in later this week.

The Courier Times was unsuccessful Tuesday in reaching either Thayer for comment.

Ryan Thayer is also awaiting a preliminary hearing before Vislosky for allegedly writing a bad check for nearly $ 3,000 to a concrete company earlier this year.

The younger Thayer was listed as the owner of Hammertime Demolition and Hauling, which until it expired May 30, was registered with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office as a licensed contracting business. The business was described as a general contractor and home improvements.

His father previously operated Hammertime Construction Inc., also described as a comp…………… continues on Bucks County Courier Times

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When does your home improvement project require a permit?
News from WTXL ABC 27:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) –  Do you need a permit to renovate your bathroom? What about to build a deck?  It can be confusing for homeowners to figure out, but shouldn’t be ignored.

In this Angie’s List report, how to determine if your project requires a permit and the pitfalls of not pulling one.

Mark Stauffer has lived in this home for 35 years, and recently he decided it’s time to make some updates.

“There is electrical, plumbing, and structural work being done and those all require permits,” he said.

Whether your home improvement project requires a permit varies depending on where you live – but most laws require that you not build, move, significantly alter or add to a building without a permit.

“It actually provides you important protection. For example, in some scenarios a contractor must be licensed in order to get the permit so it adds an extra layer of protection for you,” said Angie Hicks of Angie’s List.

A permit for a small project is in the $ 100 range, while a bigger reno like a home addition can cost more than $ 900. If you skip the permit process in order to save a few bucks, Angie’s List warns you could end up paying more in the long run.

“If you skip pulling a permit you might end up paying fines, it could stop the work being done, they ma…………… continues on WTXL ABC 27

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