CONSUMER ALERT: Hoosiers Should Follow Precautions When Embarking On Home-Improvement Projects

first_imgTake your time. Don’t let anyone rush your decision. Keep all records related to your project. This includes any contracts, receipts, warranties and correspondence (including texts and emails). If a contractor does not complete the work agreed upon, consider filing a complaint with the Attorney General.In addition to the above tips, the Indiana Home Improvement Contracts Act requires home improvement contracts exceeding $150 to be in writing. The contract must also contain certain information, including contact information for the home improvement supplier; a description of the work to be done; the approximate starting and completion dates for the work; a statement of contingencies that may change the completion date; and the contract price.This Friday is Consumer Protection Day at the Indiana State Fair, sponsored by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. Fairgoers are invited to stop by our booth to say hello, talk about consumer issues and check to see whether they have unclaimed property. Staff members will also be distributing helpful information throughout the fairgrounds.As always, consumers who believe they are the victims of scam attempts are asked to report them to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-800-382-5516 or going online at and clicking the “File a Complaint” box at the bottom of the page.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Don’t assume a flyer or ad makes a contractor reliable. Individuals and companies engaging in outdoor home improvement frequently leave flyers and advertisements on consumers’ doors or mailboxes. Hoosiers Should Follow Precautions When Embarking On Home-Improvement ProjectsThe Office of the Attorney General has received multiple complaints this summer about home-improvement contractors. As Hoosiers consider tackling home-improvement projects during the remainder of the warm-weather months, they should follow these tips:Always insist on a contract. This is the first step to ensuring you and any contractor are on the same page as to the scope of work and price for the project. Never pay for the entire project before work begins. Any payments should be tied to the completion of specific items from the contract. Do your research. Ask friends, family, and neighbors for any information on a contractor before you use them. Consider contacting the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for complaint information on contractors you are considering.last_img read more

Coal veteran’s luxury homes on market

first_imgThe home is spread across a rare 1,213 sqm block that Mr Ross bought over 20 years ago.Ascot has seen its median price jump 61.7 per cent in the last five years, with median rent sitting at $697 a week. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, was taken to market by Ray White Ascot’s Dwight Ferguson. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is currently on the market for sale by tender, closing 4pm October 12 via Ray White Ascot.THE man who co-founded one of Australia’s largest coal producers is tidying up his Brisbane portfolio — with two luxury homes set to sell within weeks of each other.Keith Ross, who was once managing director of Whitehaven Coal, is acknowledged as one of the brains behind the massive growth in the firm which was to later famously be taken over by Nathan Tinkler in his heyday. Now his second home at 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot has also been taken to market by Ray White Ascot principal and agent Dwight Ferguson, with the luxury property for sale by tender closing 4pm on October 12. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is a stunning property on a large site. 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been sold for an undisclosed sum by Alma Clark Real Estate. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, is for sale by tender. 37 Mayfield Street, Ascot, has been meticulously cared for. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER The 33 Mayfield Street, Ascot, deal was struck on August 13, 2018.Mr Ross and wife Alison have always been partial to luxury real estate purchases — with their two remaining houses in Ascot hitting the market within weeks of each other.Alma Clark of Alma Clark Real Estate has just sold their “classic Spanish mansion” at 33 Mayfield Street for an undisclosed sum. The couple had bought the property for $2.35m around half a year before Mr Ross resigned from the board of Whitehaven Coal.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50last_img read more