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Senate Bill 101 was recently signed in to law by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, being represented in part as legislation to protect “homeowners” from contractors who represent themselves as “insurance claims specialists”. What this bill actually does however is protect the insurance industry by making it more difficult and more costly for homeowners in Missouri to determine whether or not the settlement amount being offered by their insurance company is a fair amount. The new legislation states: “A residential contractor shall not represent or negotiate, or offer or advertise to represent or negotiate, on behalf of an owner or possessor of residential real estate on any insurance claim in connection with the repair or replacement of roof systems, or the performance of any other exterior repair, replacement, construction, or reconstruction work.” In effect, a homeowner will now most likely have to pay a licensed adjuster (at substantial cost) if they wish assistance in negotiating a fair settlement amount from their insurance company. This invaluable service to Missouri property owners has (until now) been routinely provided (free of charge) by many roofers & exterior contractors. However, thanks to Missouri Senate Bill 101, it is now un-lawful for us to negotiate on a property owners behalf and will therefore likely result in fewer contended claim settlement amounts and significant out of pocket costs for those property owners who choose to seek assistance with their claim through a licensed adjuster.

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  • Friendly & courteous staff to answer your calls from 8 to 5 weekdays
  • Professional assessment of your roof’s condition (by appointment if desired)
  • A free / no obligation written estimate
  • Timely and accurate scheduling of work
  • Completion of the work according to schedule
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Legislation Eliminates Free Service to Homeowners in Missouri was last modified: January 17th, 2020 by idp_admin

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