Home Improvement Contractors: What to Do If They Are Unfair or Deceptive?


By Bruno K. Brunini, Esq.

In August 2013, five home improvement companies in New Jersey agreed to settle a government lawsuit that alleged that they used unfair and deceptive practices in conducting their businesses. The companies also agreed to shut down.

The State of New Jersey is one of the most progressive states that protect their citizens from home improvement companies that take advantage of consumers. The State of New Jersey has passed several laws and administrative codes for the protection of consumers that include:

a) New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq.,

b) Contractors’ Registration Act, N.J. S.A. 56:8-136 et seq.,

c) Regulations Governing Contractor Registration, N.J.A.C.13:45A-I7.1 et seq.,

d) Regulations Governing Home Improvement Practices, N.J.A.C. 13:45A-16.1 et seq.,

e) Regulations Governing General Advertising, N.J.A.C. 13:45A-9.1 et seq.

Home improvement companies are subject to regulations that deal with their business practices, their agreements, their registration and their advertising practices. In the event that you feel a home improvement company has been unfair or used deceptive practices with you, please contact our office.

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Sources: www.nj.gov