The goal of every residential renovation is always to increase the value of property and improve people’s quality of life. During any renovation project, a homeowner must expend significant time and monetary resources, where homeowners must sacrifice personal comfort and enduring disruption to everyday life. As such, before embarking on any construction project, every homeowner should consider the major points raised in this article.

Contrary to the commercial construction industry, in which prevenient agreements and purchase orders may be sufficient to govern the relationship between parties, contracts in residential construction must be formal in order to protect homeowners. Particularly, the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 has been deemed to apply to residential construction and renovation agreements.