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§46A-6M-5. Roofing contractors; prohibited acts.

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions relating to public adjusters, as defined in section one-e, article twelve-b, chapter thirty-three of this code, on or after July 1, 2015, a roofing contractor may not represent, negotiate, or advertise to represent or negotiate on behalf of an owner of residential real estate on any insurance claim in connection with the repair or replacement of a roof system. Nothing in this subsection may be construed to prohibit a roofing contractor from:

(1) Providing an estimate for repair, replacement, construction or reconstruction of the roof system to the owner of residential real estate; or

(2) Conferring with an insurance company's representative about damage to the property after a claim has been submitted by the owner of residential real estate.

(b) On or after July 1, 2015, a roofing contractor or person representing a roofing contractor may not:

(1) Offer to pay or rebate all or any portion of an insurance deductible or claims proceeds as an inducement to the sale of goods or services related to a residential roofing contract;

(2) Pay the owner of residential real estate for whom services have been performed pursuant to this article for any reason or any form of compensation, including, but not limited to a:

(A) Bonus;

(B) Coupon;

(C) Credit;

(D) Gift;

(E) Prize;

(F) Referral fee; or

(G) Any other tangible item having a monetary value.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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