Our client hired a contractor to work on his home pursuant to a 203k home rehabilitation loan. The costs on the project escalated very quickly and our client ultimately fired his contractor based on poor workmanship and the spiraling costs. The contractor then attempted to place a lien on the home for unpaid invoices. We successfully sued the contractor, winning summary judgment awarding our client a refund of money he paid pursuant to change orders that were unsigned in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the Home Improvement Practices regulations. The Court also dismissed the contractor’s collection claims and ordered him to pay our counsel fees and costs. A proof hearing on our client’s damages is scheduled to take place in November. If successful, those damages will be trebled.