All General and Home Improvement Contractors who work and do business in the state of Florida must have a license to do so issued by the governing authority.
Along with licensing, a General Contractor and/or Home Improvement Contractor must have all the proper insurance coverage at all times. Liability, and in some cases Workmen's Comp, and Disability. Professional Services Contracting is fully Licensed and Insured to handle your Pennsylvania construction project.
The law defines home improvement as the construction, repair, replacement, remodeling, alteration, conversion, rehabilitation, renovation, modernization, improvement, or addition to any land or building, or that part of the land or building used or designed to be used as a residence or dwelling place.
The home in home improvement refers to:
. condo units
. co-op units
. rented apartments
. private buildings with four or fewer residential units
This applies to contracts with homeowners who own single or multiple dwellings of up to four residences, as well as tenants, condominium unit holders, and cooperative shareholders who are making improvements to their apartments (regardless of the number of residences or dwelling units in the buildings where they reside).
A contractor cannot:
1. Abandon or fail to perform any home improvement contract.
2. Make any substantial misrepresentation in the solicitation of a home improvement contract.
3. Commit fraud in the execution of a contract, mortgage, promissory note or other document related to the home improvement transaction.
4. Publish any advertisement which contains false, deceptive or misleading representations.
5. Violate the building, sanitary, fire and health laws.
6. Fail to notify The Department of Consumer Affairs of ownership and management changes.
7. Conduct the home improvement business in any name other than the one licensed.
8. Act as an agent for, or advertise, promote or arrange a home loan or a home improvement loan for the