Mandatory Arbitration is the worst clause a consumer can agree to as it strips them of their rights to a jury of their peers. And it’s no surprise that Construction arbitration firms were either created by or with the help of major homebuilder associations, causing an immediate conflict of interest. I found an article on this subject that is a must read for any one entering into a contract to either renovate or build a home:
This is exactly what I've been talking about in regards to unethical, smarmy, so-called contractors coming into these disaster areas and re-victimizing homeowners who have lost their homes and basically everything to hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. Having sat on the "Don't Get Scammed" panel after the San Diego wildfires in 2007, these scams can happen when consumers are so vulnerable, believing that most have their best interests at heart. Not within this industry, unfortunately, which is easily hijacked by despicable individuals.