Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Website to check for contractor complaints

NY sets up site listing contractors with complaints against them

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a new Web site to help New Yorkers avoid home improvement scams and dishonest contractors.

Cuomo says launching the site is timely because of instability of the housing market, which is likely forcing homeowners to hold on to their properties for longer and make more improvements.

The Web site, www.nyknowyourcontractor.com, features a database listing contractors who have had a complaint or lawsuit filed against them. The site also includes tips on what consumers should do before hiring a contractor, other resources and links, and information on how to file a complaint against a contractor.

Cuomo says his office has handled more than 1,550 complaints against home improvement contractors since Jan. 1, 2007.

[Notice how the website redirects you to the City's Department of Consumer Affairs which doesn't tell you dip. Thanks, Andrew.]


Anonymous said...

This is useless. Why bother? Could it be that Mr. C. wants to LOOK like he's doing something?

Queens Crapper said...

In fairness to Mr. Cuomo, the site is pretty detailed for counties north of NYC.