Dear Angie: What are the differences between a home warranty on a new home and one for an existing home? – Kenneth E., Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Is a home warranty worth it?
No. 1: fire stations make good neighbors. If you’re more than five miles from a fire station or more than 1,000 feet from a fire hydrant, you’ll pay several hundred dollars more per year for your policy.
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First, call your insurance company and tell them you do not want any proceeds paid to the contractor under your policy as you are not going with them. This way they can not collect money on your behalf. Insurance will typically have you sign a form for release of funds anyway but this is a good extra step to make sure your signature isn't forged. Second, call the contractor and tell them you will not be needing their services afterall. Did your husband pay a deposit? If so it may be non-refundable. Then follow up with a certified letter.
An email as well doesn't hurt but some states don't yet recognize email as a form of communication for legally binding documentation. This may have changed and I'm sure more states do recognize them as I haven't followed that topic elsewhere as much as I used to. The contractor's office should be local. A sure fire way to ensure they got the message is to deliver the letter to the office of the contractor and have someone at the office sign a duplicate stating it has been recieved and read. There's no arguing whether they received it or not by doing that.
Hopefully you've learned your lesson about high pressure sales techniques and storm chasers looking for a quick buck. Some people find out a much harder way. While these guys may be legitimate you should always do your homework on a contractor before signing the contract. Unless you have water running out of the house and the work has to be done on the spot it's not so much of an emergency that it can't wait until the next day.
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San Antonio, TX
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Needless to say that when you buy their warranty there is zero information on limitations and exclusions. Probably because hey conveniently come up with those exclusions when it's time to reject the claim !
Although I advised he came to assess the problem, and he would have to call
In both cases the vendors arrived late and advised they did not come prepared for repair, that they had come to "assess" the problem and return on another day (to be scheduled), however, they wanted me to pay a service fee the day of the assessment.
I refused to pay the assessment fee and decided to cancel, after the second vendor said he would call me the next day advising of his arrival, and never called or came by. He also advised that all repairs require an assessment visit as part of the contract, this information was not provided by
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