Appellate Court Affirms that Oral Agreement for Home Improvement Project May Be Enforced Against “Sophisticated Homeowner” Notwithstanding Business & Professions Code Requirement that All Home Improvement Contracts Be in Writing

Business and Professions Code section 7159 governs contracts for home improvement projects (which exceed $500), and provides heightened requirements for same, including a requirement that all contracts for these projects be in writing. Homeowners with only oral...