Illegal in PA: Dishonest Contractors, Home Sellers, and Real Estate Agents

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Owning a home should be a happy experience. But sometimes careless or even dishonest contractors or real estate agents can cheat you out of money and peace of mind. You don't have to put up with it. In Pennsylvania, homeowners are protected from contractor and real estate fraud under The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) and the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act. These…

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Common Home Contractor Scams and How to Avoid Them (and What to Do if they Happen to You)

By Angela Ward, Attorney Pennsylvania homeowners spent more than $8 billion on home improvements in 2018, with more than $9 billion in spending projected for 2019. If you're a Lancaster County homeowner, chances are you've spent hundreds or thousands on a home improvement project in the past or you will at some point in the future, especially if you decide to stay in your…

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Illegal in PA: Dishonest Contractors, Home Sellers, and Real Estate Agents

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Owning a home should be a happy experience. But sometimes careless or even dishonest contractors or real estate agents can cheat you out of money and peace of mind. You don't have to put up with it. In Pennsylvania, homeowners are protected from contractor and real estate fraud under The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL)…

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Consumer Protection Laws: Know Your Rights!

By Angela Ward, Attorney Consumer protection laws protect you from deceit by a home seller, home improvement contractor, building contractor, car salesperson or other business providing goods and services. The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL) and the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act provide consumers with protection from unfair or deceptive acts or practices from businesses providing goods or services. The…

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