The SB 1432, which became effective on January 1, 2009, amended Californiaâ€™s law for claims toward home improvement contractors. The new law states that a homeowner may make a claim against the contractorâ€™s bond only if the damages happened when the homeowner did not intend on selling the home. The law also makes a change to the time limit of making the claim, based on the contractorâ€™s licensing period.
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