"Improve Your Home Improvement Experience" at Free Program

Montgomery County’s Advisory Committee on Consumer Protection will host a public forum on Wednesday, June 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., that will examine home improvement issues, with topics covering everything from avoiding scams to State licensing requirements. The forum will be held at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., First Floor Auditorium, Rockville. Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen will give introductory remarks.

Entitled, “Improve Your Home Improvement Experience,” the free forum will be moderated by Eric Friedman, director, Office of Consumer Protection.

The forum will address topics including common scams, how to be sure your contractor is properly licensed, how to structure your home improvement contract, permitting requirements for homeowners and what remedies are available for consumers. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is not required but is recommended due to limited seating. Free parking is available. Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event.

To register for the forum or to request sign language or other services or aids needed to participate in the forum, call 240-777-3636 or MD Relay at 1-800-735-2258, or email consumerprotection@montgomerycountymd.gov

POSTED AT: Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 5:00:00 AM |
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