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Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to Determine Whether a Home is Owner Occupied Posted on Jan 28

How to Determine Whether a Home is Owner Occupied

Contractors are expected to have a basic understanding of what projects require a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) registration.  When asked, most contractors can recite that projects exceeding $1,000 in value involving “pre-existing, owner-occupied, one-to-four-family residences” require an HIC registration.  We all know what a pre-existing   …Continue Reading How to Determine Whether a Home is Owner Occupied

A Good Sign: Demystifying the HIC Requirements for Advertising Posted on Jan 11

A Good Sign: Demystifying the HIC Requirements for Advertising

Starting this month, Steven J. Zuilkowski will be writing blog posts here explaining various topics relating to the rights and legal obligations of home improvement contractors under General Laws chapter 142A, the Massachusetts Home Improvement Contractor Law.   This past November, I staffed the Office   …Continue Reading A Good Sign: Demystifying the HIC Requirements for Advertising