The state of New Jersey has a number of unique laws designed to protect homeowners from wrongful acts by contractors or subcontractors in the home improvement process.
Specifically, New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and its accompanying regulations, are designed to protect consumers against unscrupulous home improvement contractors. In some instances, the Consumer Fraud Act provides for the recovery of reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs and well as triple damages to consumers that are victims of home improvement contractors. Violations of the Consumer Fraud Act can take the form of actual material misrepresentations or material nondisclosures, as well as technical violations of the Consumer Fraud Act and its related regulatory requirements.
In certain circumstances, those laws may result in a homeowner receiving 3x the damages they incur as well as recovery of their attorneys’ fees and costs. Whether you are a homeowner who has been victimized by a home remodeling contractor or a contractor/subcontractor who has been wrongfully accused of inappropriate acts, you need to proper advice and protection that the experienced lawyers at the Law firm of Jared M. Lans provide. At the law office of Jared M. Lans, we bring more than three decades of experience to homeowners and contractors across New Jersey. We represent both homeowners and contractors/subcontractors in matters involving allegations of or concerns about violations of the Consumer Fraud Act.
Jared M. Lans is a frequent lecturer on the subject of the Consumer Fraud Act as it applies to Home Improvements. The Law Office of Jared M. Lans represents both homeowners, who have been victims of a home improvement project gone wrong, and legitimate contractors who are concerned with appropriate business practices to ensure they do not find themselves in a dispute with a homeowner.
A home improvement or renovation that has gone wrong can be an enormously stressful, costly and challenging event. Whether it is a kitchen renovation, a large addition or construction project, or a smaller renovation, knowing your rights and how to deal with a contractor who has failed to finish, performed substandard work, or who has otherwise conducted the project improperly and/or unprofessionally is critical. The law office of Jared M. Lans knows how to address the frustrations that arise in these circumstances by pursuing aggressive remedies available to you, including remedies in which any attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by you may be reimbursed. In order to take advantage of the laws that protect homeowners against unscrupulous contractors, you need an attorney familiar with the process so that you can obtain an appropriate outcome. This may include recovery of your attorneys’ fees as well as triple damages if your claim and circumstances fall within the Consumer Fraud Act provisions.
On the other hand, if you are a contractor, we can help you ensure your contract documents and business practices are compliant with the law in order to avoid becoming embroiled in a controversy that may include significant consumer fraud damages and attorneys’ fees. We defend contractors and subcontractors in a legal action alleging breach of the provisions of the Consumer Fraud Act. We also work proactively with contractors to establish business practices and draft agreements that minimize the risk of violations of the law. Only one bad outcome can be devastating to your business. Therefore, to ensure payment of your outstanding invoices and to avoid the risks of technical violations that could result in the Consumer Fraud Act’s imposition of treble (triple) damages and costs being imposed, we urge you to contact the law office of Jared M. Lans for an free initial consult to review your documents and practices. We defend contractors and subcontractors in a legal action alleging breach of the provisions of the Consumer Fraud Act. We also work proactively with contractors to establish business practices and draft agreements that minimize the risk of violations of the law.