Legal Guide to Door-to-Door Criminals
The Legal Guide to Door-to-Door Criminals was developed for police and district attorneys and describes three Maine door-to-door criminal laws that currently exist to protect Maine homeowners. Typical door-to-door home repair services includes driveway paving, tree-trimming, chimney repairs, etc.
- The Consumer Solicitation Sales Act requires that a door-to-door seller of home repair services must use a specific written contract and wait three (3) days before even beginning the job. The purpose of the three-day waiting period is to provide consumers with a chance to reconsider decisions to buy certain goods or services that may have been sold "door-to-door" under high-pressure conditions.
- The Transient Sales Act requires transient sellers of home repair services to register with the State if they do not have a permanent place of business in Maine.
- The Door-to-Door Seller of Home Repair Services Act any door-to-door seller of home repair services to be registered with the State and to carry a State issued registration card if he is soliciting in a municipality in which he does not have a permanent place of business.