2021 Code of Alabama
Title 13A - Criminal Code.
Chapter 9 - Forgery and Fraudulent Practices.
Article 5 - Home Repair Fraud.
Section 13A-9-110 - Definitions.
As used in this article, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) HOME REPAIR. a. The repairing, replacing, altering, or the construction or renovation of an addition to a building on real property which is or will be primarily used as a residence.
b. Home repair shall include: The construction, installation, replacement, repairing, or renovation of driveways, swimming pools, porches, kitchens, chimneys, chimney liners, garages, fences, fallout shelters, central air conditioning, central heating, boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, electrical wiring, sewers, plumbing fixtures, storm doors, storm windows, awnings, roofs, insulation, and other improvements to structures within the residence or upon the real property adjacent thereto.
c. Home repair shall not include: The sale, installation, cleaning, or repair of carpets; the sale of goods or materials by a merchant who does not directly or through a subsidiary perform any work or labor in connection with the installation or application of the goods or materials; the repair, installation, replacement, or connection of any home appliance including, but not limited to, disposals, refrigerators, ranges, garage door openers, television cables, antennas or dishes, washing machines, telephones, or other home appliances when the person replacing, installing, repairing, or connecting such home appliance is an employee or agent of the merchant that sold the home appliance; the performance of repairs to a manufactured home or a mobile home pursuant to a manufacturer's or retailer's warranty or service agreement; or landscaping.
d. Home repair shall not include home repair made by not-for-profit charitable organizations.
(2) PERSON. Any individual, partnership, corporation, business, trust, or other legal entity.
(3) RESIDENCE. A single or multiple family dwelling including, but not limited to, a single-family home, apartment building, condominium, duplex, townhouse, or mobile home which is used or intended to be used by its occupants as their dwelling place.
(Act 2006-580, p. 1525, §1.)