The Get it in Writing initiative, has been extended for another three years.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage

The Get it in Writing initiative, has been extended for another three years.

 

The Canadian Home Builders Association, in partnership with the federal government, are overseeing this program that helps Canadians who are planning on having a home built or their current home renovated. It will continue to help consumers with topics such as hiring a contractor and the dangers of using ‘cash’ contractors.

 

 

 

Home renovation and repair represent about half of all residential construction work undertaken by contractors.

 

More often than not, homeowners who assume they are getting a deal when they agree to pay cash for a lower price, end up paying more when things go wrong, and they have no way to hold the contractor accountable; because by then the contractor has moved on.

 

 

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Real Estate Agent serving clients for the Toronto Downtown and Toronto Waterfront Area.

Residential and Investment Properties.

Rosalind Nicholas, ACCA,SRS,REALTOR®

e-mail:   Rnicholas@trebnet.com     Tel: 416 918 1972

RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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Spirit Messingham
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Interesting, thank you for this information.

Mar 19, 2015 01:14 PM #1
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Joan Cox
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Rosalind, it is always best practice to get everything in writing, and if you have to go to court, you have a paper trail. 

Mar 19, 2015 10:44 PM #2
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Rosalind Nicholas
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Spirit, thank you for stopping by to comment. The Canadian Home Builders Association wants to protect its reputation, its members and the consumers, as well.

Mar 20, 2015 12:28 AM #3
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Yes Joan, it is prudent to always follow best pratice and get everything in writing. Verbal agreements should be avoided, in these reno situations.

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