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FAQ Topic: Contractors

How do I know if a contractor is licensed?

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.

How do I spot a fraudulent contractor?

Simple rules to avoid becoming a victim of fraud when looking for a contractor: 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 Examples of proof include liability and Workmen’s Compensation Insist … Continued

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