Contractor checklist from Southborough Police

by beth on March 26, 2015

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Above: Don’t rely on a gentlemen’s agreement when it comes to contracting work. Make sure you get your estimates and contract in writing. (Image posted to Flickr by blu-news.org)

The snow is shrinking. But what it’s revealing for many of you may be a house in need of repair or yard in need of work. The Southborough Police have issued a notice to help residents from getting ripped off by unscrupulous contractors.

On Facebook, the department shared a checklist to use when hiring a new contractor. They are encouraging us to share it with others:

There is no doubt that this past winter was a long and brutal winter. Some of our residents have experienced significant damage to their home or business, and are now in the process of hiring a contractor for the repair work. We are sharing this “Contractor Checklist”, so that you’ll have some useful information available to you when hiring a new contractor. In the past, we have had many residents report that they were being “scammed”, and/or were having various other issues with a contractor they had hired. We hope that this checklist will help you to avoid having to go through those issues. *Please “Like” and “Share” this checklist with your friends and family.*

Facebook limits the SPD to posting pics of the list. But you can open a printable pdf version here.

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