2015 Tennessee Code
Title 62 - Professions, Businesses and Trades
Chapter 6 - Contractors and Contracting
Part 5 - Home Improvement Contractors
§ 62-6-508 - Requirements of home improvement contracts.

TN Code § 62-6-508 (2015) What's This?

(a) Every home improvement contract shall:

(1) Be in legible writing and contain the complete agreement between the owner and the home improvement contractor;

(2) State the full names and addresses of all parties, the license number of the home improvement contractor, the date when executed by the parties and contain a description of the work to be done and the goods to be used;

(3) Be completed in full without any blank spaces to be filled in after the contract is signed by the owner and clearly describe any other documents that are to be incorporated and shall contain the following notice directly above the space provided for the signature of the owner:

NOTICE TO OWNER: Do not sign this contract if blank. You are entitled to a copy of the contract at the time you sign.

(4) Contain the approximate dates when the work will begin and be substantially completed;

(5) Contain the agreed upon consideration for the work;

(6) Contain a notice that all home improvement contractors must be licensed by the board and that any inquiries about a contractor should be transmitted to the board's office;

(7) Contain all other matters upon which the parties lawfully agree; and

(8) Not contain any power of attorney to confess judgment.

(b) No sales person, agent or employee of the home improvement contractor shall be authorized to make any changes in the agreement on behalf of the owner.

(c) Contracts that fail to comply with the requirements of this section shall not be invalid solely because of noncompliance.

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