By Lora Pabst

The big green Dumpster that sat on Jeff Nelson's property for months will soon have a new home. Its contents will be carted away to the landfill and the late night drop offs should end.

I wrote about Nelson's botched home repair for Sunday's Whistleblower column. Nelson said he was naive to the many protections available for homeowners, including lien waivers. Make sure to read my colleague Jane Friedmann's lien waiver tip box that accompanied the story. You can also click here to read a helpful contractor guide from the state Department of Labor and Industry.

The guide also includes information about the Contractor Recovery Fund, which can assist homeowners who hired a licensed contractor. Jeff Nelson plans to pursue that option, just as soon as the Dumpster is out of his driveway. 



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