Home Maintenance

A home improvement project can be daunting.  Learn about the process and how to protect yourself from unscrupulous contractors by checking the NYS Attorney General’s  NY Know Your Contractor resource.

A sample home improvement contract (specific to New York City) can be found here. Most of the clauses can be reasonably included in any construction contract.

Beware of home repair scams! The NYS Department of Financial Services has a list of warning signs for home repair fraud, a checklist for finding a contractor, and instructions on what to do if you have been the victim of a scam.