Robin Westcott’s working group, the Homeowners’ Policy & Claims Bill of Rights Workshop, concluded its deliberations Thursday, July 18th. It was, in my opinion, a thorough and professionally conducted exercise that will yield many helpful recommendations. Hopefully those recommendations will lead to better consumer education first, improved regulatory oversight second, and only if/when absolutely necessary…better laws. You can watch the entire workshop: Day 1; here and Day 2 here.
One topic in need of far greater scrutiny but not included on the agenda is that of exorbitant referral fees paid by water extraction companies to plumbers. I know this sounds picayune, but…it’s not! [Read more…]