2017 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments
Chapter 24 - Regulation of Business for Consumer Protection
Insurance Benefits Roofing Repair Consumer Protection Act
§ 75-24-309. Commencement of work -- cancellation

Universal Citation: MS Code § 75-24-309 (2017)
  • (1) When any residential roofing contractor in an insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract with an insured commences work before the insured's right to cancel under subsection (2) has expired, the contractor is not allowed to receive payment for such work done before the right to cancel has expired in excess of the scope of work and amount of payment approved by the insurer, if any. The contractor undertakes such work at his own risk that the work may not be covered by the insurance policy.
  • (2) A person who has entered into an insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract may cancel the residential roof system repair contract within three (3) business days after the insured has received written notice from the insurer in response to an insurance claim filed that all or any part of the claim or residential roof system repair contract is not a covered loss under the insurance policy.
  • (3) (a) The insured cancels the insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract by giving written notice of cancellation to the residential roofing contractor in person or by mailing it to the address stated in the residential roof system repair contract.
    • (b) If the notice of cancellation is given by mail, it is effective upon deposit of the notice in the United States mail, postage prepaid, and properly addressed to the residential roofing contractor.
    • (c) The notice of cancellation is not required to be in a particular form and is sufficient if it expresses in writing an intention of the insured not to be bound by the insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract.
  • (4) (a) Within ten (10) days after cancellation of an insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract, the residential roofing contractor shall tender to the insured any payments, partial payments, or deposits made and any note or other evidence of indebtedness.
    • (b) If the residential roofing contractor has performed any emergency services, the residential roofing contractor is entitled to the reasonable value of such emergency services.
    • (c) If the residential roofing contractor has performed repairs authorized by the insured that are subsequently approved as to scope and amount as a covered loss by the insurer such that the insured is reimbursed by the insurer, then the residential roofing contractor is entitled to payment for such repairs.
  • (5) Any provision in an insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract that requires the payment of a fee for anything except emergency services is not enforceable against the insured that has cancelled an insurance benefits residential roof system repair contract under this section.
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