Avoid Home Improvement Fraud

The Best of Times|June 2020

Avoid Home Improvement Fraud
From the Bench
Judge Jeff Cox

Recently, we have had several storms in the area which has caused damage to homes and roofs. Contractors are showing up in neighborhoods trying to solicit homeowners for business in hopes of repairing the damage done by the storms. I have seen quite a few cases around the State of Louisiana involving contractors who do not finish their jobs and take the money of the homeowner without completing the work. In particular, we see a rash of this type of crime after major storms, such as hurricanes, hail, or tornados. In this article, I wanted to identify what Home Improvement Fraud involves and what you, the reader, can do to possibly avoid having this happen to you.

Home Improvement Fraud is located in La. R.S.14:202.1. The statute states:

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June 2020