LEGAL ISSUES FOR CONSUMERS

TIPS FOR HIRING A CONTRACTOR

  1. Hire only licensed contractors.
  2. Check the contractor’s state Registration and Professional Building Contractor license status.
  3. Check references.
  4. Get a written contract and don’t sign anything until you fully understand the terms.
  5. Do not agree to deposits greater than 10% or $1,000, whichever is less.
  6. Do not pay in cash and keep good records of all payments.
  7. Maintain a file of all transactions for services and goods.

DON’T GET SCAMMED!

The Idaho Contractor License Review Board warns consumers to be wary of those unscrupulous people who take advantage of homeowners with various painting, roofing, and paving scams. These scams often target those most vulnerable, such as the elderly or recent immigrants. The perpetrators are gone within hours, leaving consumers without recourse or redress.    

Warning Signs:

  1. Door-to-door canvassing of neighborhoods selling “leftover materials” at a cheap price.
  2. Salespeople that use high-pressure or scare tactics.
  3. Companies that use P.O. Boxes without street addresses or do not have a local telephone number.
  4. Companies that offer free inspections and then offer to fix the “problems” they find.
  5. Contractors that demand payment in cash or payment in advance.
  6. Companies or contractors that do not provide a written contract, job references or proof of licensure and registration with the state.    
 

If you believe you have been targeted by an unscrupulous contractor or building company, please contact the Idaho PBCLRB.

 

Upcoming Training...

Online Training Enrollment Form


31st Annual Idaho Energy and Green Building Conference

October 4-5, 2017

Contractor Training
October 18, 2017

Air BalancingCertification
November 8, 2017

Mechanical Code
November 15, 2017

IRC
November 28, 2017

IBC
December 6, 2017

IECC/Lien Laws
December 19, 2017

IDABO Education Institute (Codes IBC, IRC)
January 23-26, 2018

Roof Assembly
February, 2018

Trusses-Engineered Wood/Special Inspections IECC
March, 2018

Smart Home Technology/Concrete
April, 2018

Project Management/Risk Management
May, 2018

 

HERS Rater/RESNET Training

 

What's New...

Building industry groups have been meeting for several months in Boise to work out code adoption issues for 2013. On the table under discussion are the 2012 IBC, IRC, IECC and existing Building codes. To date, it appears that their recommendation is to adopt the 2012 IBC and Existing Building Code, and to look at possible amendments to the IRC and IECC to make them less onerous. Please see the attachments for a progress report and analysis.
2012 IECC Code Amendments
Code Collaborative Mtg Notes

Per-hour formula proposed for building-permit charges

The 2009 building code changes will become effective January 1, 2011 in Idaho

Idaho’s PBCLRB announces the launch of the new Professional Building Contractor license program.

Where to get code books - www.iccsafe.org

New Energy Savings and Discounts...

New Home Incentives

New Homes Heat Pump Water Heater Incentives

New Homes Heat Pump Incentives

Energy Efficient Home Credit

New Homes Whole Home Performance Path Incentives

Tax Credit for Home Builders

 

CLRB is looking for contractor board members