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AN OWNERS' FORUM?

The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation & Development in partnership with Council Member Paul Vallone, and many other City governmental and non-profit agencies, cordially invites ...
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WATCH THESE HOME-REPAIR SCAMMERS

Governor Cuomo Issues Consumer Alert on Potential Home Repair Scams in Wake of Flooding on Long Island Cuomo Administration Outlines Steps Consumers Can Take to Avoid Home Repair Scams Ask for ...
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COUNTERING THIS COUNTERTOP SELLER

A.G. Schneiderman Sues To Permanently Shut Down Unscrupulous Home Improvement Contractor In Western And Central New York Attorney General Seeks Restitution For Customers, Costs And Penalties, And ...
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ROOFER ROUGHED UP

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Prison Sentence For Roofer Who Repeatedly Defrauded Capital Region Homeowners Robert Decker Sentenced 3 To 9 Years In Prison Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, together ...
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A HIC GOES TO JAIL

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Jail Sentence For Fraudulent Western New York Home Contractor George Anna Violated Court Order Obtained By A.G. Schneiderman By Failing To Provide Services For Which ...
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TOP 5 SUMMER SCAMS

Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes ...
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ROOF CAVES IN ON ROOFER

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Felony Guilty Pleas By Roofer Who Defrauded Capital Region Homeowners Robert Decker To Be Sentenced To A Total Of 3 To 9 Years In Prison, Will Pay Up To $375,000 In ...
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LOWE'S LEAD LEAD

Corporate-wide Settlement with Lowe's Protects Public from Lead Pollution During Home Renovations Lowe's Home Centers, one of the nation's largest home improvement retailers, has agreed to ...
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HIC HACKED

A.G. Schneiderman Seeks Penalties, Refunds For Victims Of Alleged Fraudulent Home Improvement Contractor Suit Alleges That Contractor Accepted Payments For Work That Was Subpar Or Never Performed ...
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ON CUTTING SANDY RED TAPE

de Blasio Administration Releases Comprehensive Sandy Report, Announces Major Overhaul To Accelerate Recovery Major improvements include expedited pre-construction, expanded eligibility, direct ...
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WANT A FREE HOME MAKEOVER?

Servpro of North Fork filed suit claiming breach of contract and conversion when Nicole Corrado refused to pay for some renovation and repair work performed on her home. After the Suffolk County ...
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HICS PONY UP CASH

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlements With 211 Contractors Over Violations Of Home Improvement Contracts Law Following A.G.’s Investigation Revealing Widespread Abuses, Contractors Agree To ...
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SCHNEIDERMAN'S SUMMER SCAMS

A.G. Schneiderman Releases Tips To Protect Consumers From Summer Scams Schneiderman Urges New Yorkers To Report Scams To The A.G.’s Consumer Hotline At: 1-800-771-7755 Last week, Attorney ...
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JUST FINE?

After a complaint was filed with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Robert Meyers was fined, his home-improvement contractor license was revoked, and he was ordered to pay damages to a ...
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A GUIDE TO REBUILDING (POST SANDY)

A.G. Schneiderman Provides Guide To Property Owners As They Recover And Rebuild From Hurricane Sandy Attorney General Issues Important Information Victims Should Know As They Repair Their Homes & ...
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SUPER MARIO?

When he didn't get paid for certain home-improvement work performed for Ludwig Tomescu, Mario Velardo filed suit. Although the parties had a written contract, both the Westchester County Supreme Court ...
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MAKING SMART SENIORS

A.G. Schneiderman Launches "Smart Seniors," A Statewide Elder Abuse Prevention Program Program Will Help Seniors Identify Potential Scams Before They Happen Schneiderman: We Must Empower Seniors With ...
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DON'T BE TAKEN BY A HIC

A.G. Schneiderman Takes Action Against Unscrupulous Home Contractors And Issues Tips To Protect Homeowners A.G.'s Offices Statewide Say Consumers Are Unfamiliar With The Law Aimed At Protecting Them ...
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THESE HICS DIDN'T PLAY BY THE RULES

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlements With 47 North Country Contractors Over Violations Of Home Improvement Contracts Law Following A.G.'s Investigation Revealing Widespread Abuses, North ...
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JARRED IN THE TIMES: ON APARTMENT IMPROVEMENTS

Our partner, Jarred I. Kassenoff, appeared in Sunday's New York Times Real Estate Section responding to a reader's question. Here's the piece in its entirety: A Quest for Electricity By Jay Romano Q I ...
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MORE RULES

NYC Rules Updates ~ Week Ending March 30, 2012 The following NYC Rules update includes (1) all City agency proposed rules that remain open for written public comment; (2) adopted rules that took ...
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SCHNEIDERMAN'S TOP 10 FRAUDS

To Mark National Consumer Protection Week, A.G. Schneiderman Releases NYS Top Ten Frauds Of 2011 A.G. Provides Tips to Beat Scams, Including Internet and Credit Issues - The Top Two Frauds ...
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LOOKING FOR FREE LANDLORD-TENANT ADVICE?

Free Monthly Legal Clinic for Tenants I am pleased to join with Eviction Intervention Services to offer a free monthly legal clinic for tenants. If your landlord is harassing you or threatening you ...
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LICENSE TO BILL

Phillip Mills was sued because he refused to pay for work performed to his Dutchess County home. After the New York County Civil Court granted Mills's dismissal request, on the grounds Design Supply ...
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A.G. KNOCKS DOWN HOME-IMPROVEMENT COMPANY

A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN SEEKS TO PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN MONROE COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR FOR VIOLATING PREVIOUS COURT ORDER Defendant Potentially Faces Permanent Ban From Industry, Jail Time, ...
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