Minchella Law Blog

Category: contractor

Does My Home Improvement Contract Have to Perfectly Comply With the Law?

YES! Well, Almost Yes. You’re safer if you think yes, your contract must strictly comply with certain parts of Connecticut’s Home Improvement Act.  You’re probably …

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Home Improvement Contractor Help

Does a Contractor Have to Finish a Project During a Pandemic?

Do I have to meet my contract’s completion date with what’s going on? I am going to resist the urge to give the typical lawyer …

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Do I Need an Attorney to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter?

You may not have to hire an attorney to respond to a cease and desist letter you’ve received from a former employer. But it may …

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What Can I Do If a Customer Gives My Small Business a Bad Review?

You’re a small business owner who provides a service; maybe you’re a contractor, landscaper or own a bakery. You have built a strong reputation in …

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What Happens If I Don’t Use a Home Improvement Contract?

Connecticut Contractors beware, that cartoon was reality for one of your peers, and cost him a ton of money.  A recent Connecticut Supreme Court decision …

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When is an Independent Contractor Really Independent? It’s as Easy as ABC – Kinda, sorta

So many businesses rely on independent contractors to provide services to their customers. Home improvement contractors quickly come to mind. Businesses realize many benefits from …

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Connecticut Expands Home Improvement Act to Include Restoration and Remediation Contractors

Connecticut’s general assembly found time to add to the list of the types of contractors that must comply with the Home Improvement Act.  As of …

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And the Home Improvement Contractor Wins!!

Home improvement contractors can get a bad rap. And just like lawyers, its mostly undeserved. Contractors are regulated by the state Department of Consumer Protection and governed …

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Can Tenants or Lessees Discharge a Mechanics Lien?

Contractors rely to a great extent on the mechanics lien as a way to secure payments they are owed.  Most states, including Connecticut, have a …

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