Home Improvment Contract Law and Legal Definition

A home improvement contract is an oral or written agreement between a contractor or sales person and either a residential owner or a tenant for the purpose of repairing, remodeling, altering, converting, modernization or adding to residential property. Home improvement contracts are a tool to ensure that contractors and consumers agree on the work to be performed, how it will be done, when it will be done, what materials will be used, and how much it will cost. Examples of home improvement are the construction, erection, replacement or improvement of driveways, terraces, landscaping and basements.