Thursday, July 27, 2023 / by Julie Winter-Paez
1. When they're talking with a contractor, make sure that contractor is licensed and you see the license, you get proof and verification.
2. Make sure there's an estimate for payment. Never ever pay anybody upfront for any job that needs to be done. There should be a payment schedule before it starts, maybe midway through, and not until it's finished.
3. You give them that final check with a lien waiver.
So the three things you should be getting if you're doing any work on your property, especially if you have parents that don't live in your community and they're out of area, make sure they slow down. They make sure that those three things are satisfied and hearing a lot more about scamming of the elderly, especially when family members aren't in the neighborhood. So please make sure your loved ones are protected, share this video and let them know or just have a talk with them about those three things proof of license, estimate of how payment is going to happen, and a lien waiver upon final payment.
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