AN ACT TO PROVIDE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS RELATED TO ROOFING REPAIR CONTRACTORS.
Enacts new Article 9, Roofing Contractors, in GS Chapter 75, setting out key terms for use in the section, including nonresident roofing contractor, public contract, and roofing contractor. Provides that the Article is to be in addition to, not in lieu of, a required licensure.
Prohibits roofing contractors from performing four specified acts, including providing anything of value in exchange for allowing the contractor to display advertisement on the consumer's premises. Requires written contracts for roofing repairs and specifies items to be included in those contracts, including a specific notice of cancellation.
Allows a consumer who has entered into a written contract with a roofing contractor for goods or services to be paid from the proceeds of a property and casualty insurance policy to cancel the contract prior to midnight of the third business day after the consumer receives notice that all or part of the claim or contract is not covered under the insurance policy. Provides further requirements for such a cancellation and procedures for the refund of payments to consumers. Requires contractors to return any payments made to the consumer within 10 days of contract cancellation.
Provides that a violation of this Article will be considered an unfair and deceptive trade practice under GS 75-1.1.
Effective October 1, 2016.
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