Los Angeles Building Construction (New and Remodeling)
Construction Experts Providing Legal Insight into Contracting
Building construction is (generally) grouped into project types, for either private or public works sectors,
e.g. Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Health Care and Institutional. All construction types are further grouped into the categories of
new (from the ground up) and
remodeling (which includes [commercial] tenant improvement and [residential] home
improvement and additions). Our Los Angeles construction experts at MPGroup can help to clarify these
In the State of California, construction is regulated by the Department
of Consumer Affairs,
Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the Business and Professions Code, Division 3, Chapter 9, also referred
to as the
"Contractors License Law." Contractors are required to be licensed and maintain a
surety bond on their license.
The classifications for contractors' licenses are:
Anyone performing home improvement work valued at $500 or more (combined materials and labor) must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board. A down payment
shall be no more than 10% down or $1,000, whichever is less.