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.