What defines a Residential Project?

“Residential Construction Project” is very narrowly defined. It is a project for the construction or repair or remodel of a residence that includes an agreement with an owner. The term ‘owner’ refers to a person or persons who are actually going to own and occupy the property.

Due to the narrow definition of Residential Construction Project, most projects qualify as commercial or private construction projects rather than residential projects.

Generally the following projects do qualify as residential construction projects:

  • Custom home projects (only if the home is already owned by the person who will occupy it),
  • Remodeling projects (only if the owner actually resides in that property),
  • Additions to an existing home (only if the owner actually lives in that property),
  • Pre-purchased homes (a home that at the time of construction, was owned by the person who will live in it).

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