Chuck Miller Consulting LLC wants our clients to be informed and educated so we are providing these free forms and publications for our future clients.
General Contractor Disclosure Forms
Idaho code § 45-525.GENERAL CONTRACTORS — RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY — DISCLOSURES. requires general contractors to provide homeowners a disclosure statement prior to entering into any contract in an amount exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000) to construct, alter or repair any improvements on residential real property or with a residential real property purchaser for the purchase and sale of newly constructed property.
§ 45-525 defines a “General contractor” as any person who enters into a contract with a homeowner in excess of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
The following free downloads are samples of the required disclosure you can use to meet this requirement.
Our aging population is an issue which will affect the home building and remodeling industry over the next several years. The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with AARP and the NAHB Research Center developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to teach building professionals how to design and build new homes or remodel existing homes for aging-in-place. The following free downloads are designed to provide homeowners with basic information about Aging-In=Place.
This fact sheet produced by the National Association of Home Builders provides information on how to design and build a new home or remodel your existing home so that you can live there independently regardless of your age or physical ability.
The checklist contains feature you may want to consider for your next new construction or renovation project and give you a quick reference for various aging-in-place issues.
This book published by the AARP identifies and explains the design concepts, products, and resources that can help make an existing home more comfortable for its older occupants who experience physical limitations.
◾Evidence suggests that programs that support aging in place may yield cost savings for families, government, and health systems.
◾More extensive research is needed to better account for all costs involved, because existing evidence often relies on small-scale case studies.
◾Aging in place has also been shown to have health and emotional benefits over institutional care.
◾A combination of demographic and economic shifts is creating a large and growing need for affordable and age-appropriate housing opportunities.
◾Most seniors would prefer to age in place; home modifications are critical to this process, but the costs can be prohibitive.
◾Many organizations are using housing as a platform to provide supportive services that adapt to the needs of seniors, allowing them to remain at home and continue to engage with their communities.
High Performance Homes
A National Association of Home Builders illustration showing the construction techniques and materials used to create a Green Home.