Gleason, TN asked in Construction Law for Tennessee

Q: What exactly does misrepresentation of home improvement mean. Whsts been misrepresented?

My husband and i own a small construction business. He was recently charged with " misrepresentation of home improvement" but nothing was ever misrepresented and the charge doesnt specify whst he is being accused of misrepresenting. He is not a general contractor but that is specified in the written contract

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Timur Akpinar

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A: This sounds like something on which you should consult with a Tennessee attorney. I do not practice in Tennessee but your question remains open for 4 weeks. As a general matter, misrepresentation occurs when someone enters into a contract or transaction based upon statements or conduct made by the other side that turn out not to be true, for instance, "these building components have a certain fire rating," while it turns out they do not. Misrepresentations can differ by virtue of the mental state of the party making them, where they can be made innocently, negligently, or deliberately (with the intent to deceive). Because misrepresentation can be governed by state law, a Tennessee attorney would be in a better position to offer meaningful guidance pertaining to your specific situation under Tennessee law.

Tim Akpinar

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