The Contractors Plan
Dave Chaplin is a former IT contractor and is the founder and CEO of Contractor Calculator, and author of the Contractors’ Handbook. I have seen many things through the years and below I will outline the best way to protect yourself when it comes time to hiring a contractor. NRS 624.160 Administration of chapter; provision of information to public concerning contractors and contracting; advisory opinions; investigation of persons acting as contractors.
Plan a kit with important documents, including insurance documents, medications and critical items in the event you need to leave your home. I posted the case as it was the most recent case at that time that addressed the issue of licensed versus unlicensed contarctors and the procedures that are involved when a contractor seeks payment, whether unlicensed or not.
Under some circumstances, you’re correct, but before you check off that mental box and move on, you should confirm your contractor’s insurance policy. Now that the commissioner of Consumer Affairs has the power to act directly in cases of where license violations are obvious ( re-codification of chapter 345 of the county Code) , such action should be routine.
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Make sure each contractor is able to defend every line item in his/her bid—and if you see pricing for something in one bid and not in another, ask why it’s missing. Then he can only expect payment to the extent that money is owed to the contractor at the time the lien is filed.