Know Your Contractor Program


town-hallNorth Hempstead announced that it is teaming up with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office to host a new educational program for residents.

The seminar, titled “Know Your Contractor: Know Your Home Improvement Rights,” will be held Wednesday, March 16th at 7 p.m. in the North Hempstead Town Board Room, located at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road in Manhasset.

The program is designed to equip residents with knowledge necessary to help protect themselves from home improvement scams. It will inform residents about their rights under New York State’s Home Improvement Laws, and give them critical tips to assist them in selecting a reputable contractor.

A representative from the New York State Attorney General’s Office will deliver the presentation. The program was recently created due to the large number of complaints the AG received from homeowners over the past two years about unscrupulous contractors who, among other things, accepted money but failed to complete the job or performed work that was shoddy or negligent.

The Attorney General’s Office has investigated many of these complaints, successfully recovering thousands of dollars in restitution for defrauded New Yorkers, obtained court orders banning unscrupulous contractors from doing business in the state, and in some instances criminally prosecuted fraudulent contractors.

For more information, please call (516) 869-6311.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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