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Manitoba Seeking to Update Home Renos, Repairs Rules

February 5, 2014 3:26 PM | News

Home Construction


The Manitoba government is turning to homeowners in drafting up new rules to ensure consumers are treated fairly when it comes to home renovations.

The province will be looking to make sure those who hire a contractor are dealt fair prices, all quotes are accurate, and renovations and repairs are completed on time.

“Having your home or condo renovated or repaired can be a stressful process, especially when the work ends up costing more than expected or isn’t completed on time,” said Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Minister Ron Lemieux. “We want to ensure families are treated fairly, receive clear estimates and pay only what they had expected to pay.”

Feedback from Manitobans is being sought on issues such as the accuracy of home-improvement cost estimates, renovation contracts and timelines as well as the problems homeowners may have experienced.

Manitobans can share their home renovation and repair experiences by March 31 online at gov.mb.ca/cca/cpo, via email to consumers@gov.mb.ca or by mail to the Consumer Protection Office, 302-258 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B6.