Only use contractors licensed by the state of California Get a written estimate of costs and get estimates from more than one contractor Demand and check references Ask for proof of insurance (liability and Worker’s Compensation) Insist on a written contract and refuse to sign a contract with blank spaces Get any guarantees in writing … Continued
FAQ Topic: Businesses
Check with the Department of Consumer Affairs to find out how to select a licensed, qualified contractor; check the status of a contractor license; negotiate a clear contract; prevent disputes and mechanics liens; and resolve contractor disputes.
When a federal disaster is declared, the Small Business Association is authorized to offer low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes (including landlords), private nonprofit organizations, and to individual homeowners and renters who have sustained damage. SBA disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damage not fully … Continued