Enforcement has started – Don’t be left behind – Start becoming Compliant today!!! – Contract form template available – SPEAK TO ATTORNEY SHOOK NOW- 1-800-287-1202
Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act
Compliant Contract NOW AVAILABLE
By: Bryan W. Shook, Esquire
2132 Market Street
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
December 30, 2010 – It’s been nearly over a year and a half since the enactment of the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (PA HICPA), Act 132 (Senate Bill 100 of 2007) and the Attorney General is starting to actively pursue civil cases against contractors for non compliance with the new law.
In late November, 2009, Attorney General Tom Corbett, started to actively enforce the new law by filing civil complaints in York and Dauphin counties against contractors who inter alia were not operating properly under the new law and did not use contracts that meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act.
The new law not only requires that all residential home improvement contractors register with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, but it also mandates that all home improvement contractors must comply with the requirements of the new law. Possibly the biggest requirement of the new law is the requirement that your home improvement contract for all jobs over $500.00 meet the very detailed specifications set forth in the new law.
If your contract does not meet the requirements of the HICPA, the courts will view it as invalid and unenforceable. This is very strong legal language. In real world terms, if you want to make sure you are protecting yourself and your right to be paid for work completed, you’ll need to have a contract which complies with the HICPA.
As a licensed Pennsylvania Attorney and to facilitate your compliance, here’s what I’ve developed.
What I offer is a Microsoft Word® based computer file that is a contract form template that facilitates contractor’s compliance with the contractual requirements of the newly enacted Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (PA HICPA). I drafted the contract template that I offer after reading the HICPA and realizing the burdens and responsibilities it places upon contractors with respect to compliance. Upon reading the law, I immediately noticed a need for an easy to use contract template that would enable contractors to comply with the contractual requirements of the new law.
The contract form template that I developed and federally copyrighted is a clean sheet of paper contract template meaning that it’s not an old contract that I simply reworked to meet the requirements of the new law. Instead, the document that I drafted was created, from scratch to facilitate contractors’ compliance with the newly enacted HICPA.
I sell the contract template for the flat fee of $175.00. Upon purchase, the contract template will be emailed to you, usually within an hour of purchase. Once you have the contract template you can save it onto your computer and use it for your business, as many times as you would like.
To order your easy to use, customized, fill in the blank, contract form template, please call my office now at 1-800-287-1202. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone and usually I will be able to prepare and send you the contract form template within a few minutes.
As always, thank you for your support and to everyone whom I’ve helped, that you for the kind words, they are very much appreciated.
Remember, if you are still using an old contract that you were using prior to July 1, 2009 is most likely not appropriate to use today because of this new law.
Please call me (Bryan W. Shook, Esquire) at 1-800-287-1202 or 717-975-9446. I can also be reached by email at email@example.com.