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Important information for Homeowners from Ontario gov't for renos and repairs

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Posted by: from Oakville
1/29/2014 at 10:22:24 PM

http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/...

After reading a lot of posts with home owners wondering their legal rights, I thought I would share a good link which will prove helpful for future renovations for the people who wish to do some homework first.

Good luck!

Robert

Electrilight Ltd.

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MOJ Contracting in Aurora
Date/Time2/1/2014 at 8:56:31 AM

Robert,

Great post! I hope everybody looking to do renos reads this first and acts upon these recommendations. If this is done, then all these fly by nighter and shady contractors will be out of work.

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/1/2014 at 9:02:45 AM

Well with it being a government posting, and with the state of the Toronto Mayors office (looking at you Rob Ford), not sure people would believe the words written....but that is another topic!

Build safe!

Rob

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time2/1/2014 at 9:04:12 AM

Great Post Robert.

If only customers would do there homework, so often I hear about the fly be night guys. I am always baffled why people don't get references and go check out their job sites. So often I hear well the contractor lives an hour away and it was difficult to go see job sites. If he ain't local to you, don't hire him.

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Date/Time2/3/2014 at 7:55:11 AM

Very good information for clients, however I have to agree with Mark (CMJ). Homeowners need to do their due diligence and check the contractors work, references, visit a job site etc. They should also ask questions about the process the contractor will follow, agreements, payment schedules etc.

I am tired of hearing about all the sub par contractors doing work in our industry when there are many very good ones out there. If customers due their investigation up front, instead of hiring friends or always going with the lowest price (without being sure what they are getting), we could start to eliminate some of those that are giving us all a bad name.

Mark

Timberidge Carpentry

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Date/Time2/6/2014 at 6:16:09 PM

Nice link Robert. I think I will try to include it in my marketing information somehow.

One thing that I am finding out is that if you provide information to clients about their rights, they tend to be more open during the bidding stages and tend to have a better feeling about me verses other competitors.

Cheers

John

John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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