Your greatest investment is your home. Unfortunatly when it comes to making a home improvement or repair, some people become victims of dishonest contractors who - among other things - demand adavance payments for projects that are never performed, never completed or completed in a shoddy and unprofessional manner.
Now, through nyknowyourcontractor.com, the Office of the Attorney General provides New Yorkers the tools they need to make informed decisions when it comes to hiring a home improvement contractor. You can search to see which contractors have been subject to legal action, and which contractors have had substantial consumer complaints filed against them.
Additionally, you can access helpful tips that will assist in selecting a reputable contractor, and links to state and county agencies which offer consumer assistance and the ability to check the status of a contractor's license. Home improvement professionals can find information on New York's laws and procedures that govern the industry.
If you are the victim of an unscrupulous contractor, we encourage you to notify our office, just click on the "File a Complaint" link.
Embarking on a home improvement project - large or small - can be daunting, but knowing your contractor can help ensure success.
This information has been provided by New York State Attorney General's Office.