The American Bar Association Guide to Home Renovation

The American Bar Association Guide to Home Renovation

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Americans spend more than $127 billion each year improving their homes to protect their real estate investments. This definitive legal guide to home renovation projects offers essential information on contracts, permits, and laws pertaining to all aspects of home renovation. It features sidebars containing tips, checklists, expert advice, and key information. Topics include:

• property rights and restrictions
• homeowner’s and title insurance issues
• shared ownership and ownership disputes
• permits
• property protection and liability
• environmental hazards
• condos and co-ops
• planned communities and more

Plus a resource guide for looking up laws and restrictions specific to individual states

Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive guide to the legal ramifications of home renovation projects furnishes essential information on contracts, permits, and regulations, covering such topics as property rights and restrictions, environmental hazards, planned communities, title and insurance issues, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Book News
Written with the aid of American Bar Association members from across the country, this text provides general readers with helpful information on the legal issues that arise when people renovate their homes. Written in plain, direct language, the text covers all types of remodeling--large and small, in houses, condos and coops--and explores a range of options for solving legal issues. Topics addressed include planning and financing a renovation, selecting a contractor, negotiating a contract, obtaining the necessary permits and licenses, resolving disputes, and finding a lawyer. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Random House Reference, 2006
ISBN: 9780375721427
Branch Call Number: 343.7307 AMERI
Additional Contributors: American Bar Association
Alternative Title: Guide to home renovation


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