HIRING UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS COULD LEAD TO TROUBLE
Updated: Apr 27
It’s tempting to hire an unlicensed contractor. Their services are usually low cost. This greatly reduces its value to you. In Florida, unlicensed contracting can be a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the details. Since they are not being held accountable by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Construction Industry Licensing Board, they don’t have the same pressure to perform their best work. Therefore, unlicensed contractors are known for poor workmanship or incomplete work.
So what could be the cons (negatives) of hiring an unlicensed contractor?
It’s illegal to knowingly hire an unlicensed contractor. If the state learns that an unlicensed contractor is doing work for you, it may issue a cease and desist notice requiring you to stop the work. You could face fines up to $5,000. You are responsible for any damages and worker injuries occurring during the project. And not to mention, unlicensed contractors often lack general liability and workers’ compensation insurance.
An unlicensed contractor will likely perform sub parr work, requiring you to hire a licensed contractor anyway to make the repairs. You are better off just hiring a licensed contractor in the first place, instead of paying more money for the job that was not completed.
Use your better judgment and hire a licensed contractor for future projects. Visit Myfloridalicense.com to verify any licensed contractors in the state of Florida.
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