Massachusetts law about home improvement

A compilation of laws, regulations, cases and web sources on home improvement law

Massachusetts laws

MGL c.142A  Regulation of Home Improvement Contractors

Massachusetts regulations

201 CMR 14  Home Improvement Contractor Arbitration and Guaranty Fund
201 CMR 18  Home Improvement Contractor Registration

Forms

Home improvement contractor program downloadable forms

Additional Resources

Web sources

The Attorney General's Consumer Guide to Home Improvement, Mass. Attorney General. "Your Best Protection is to avoid home improvement problems in the first place, wherever possible, by being actively involved in every step of your project, from the initial planning to the finished product, and by knowing and asserting your legal rights. This guide is intended to help you through this important process."

How to Be Your Own Contractor & Save Thousands on Your New House or Renovation While Keeping Your Day Job, Atlantic Publishing , 2008. Book covers working with subcontractors, financing and more, with whole chapters on kitchens and bathrooms. Requires library card for access

Required contract terms in a home improvement contract
Hiring a contractor for a home improvement job? It must contain certain items.

Suing Home Contractor for Construction Defects in Small Claims Court in Massachusetts , Nolo.com
Explains the process of bringing a contractor to small claims court, as well as other options to consider.

Additional Resources

Home Improvement Contractor Act , MCLE, 2010.

Home Improvement Contractor Claims: Building Your Case , MCLE, 2008

Standard Form Construction Contract Documents , MCLE, 2008

Last update: October 23, 2017

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