contractor so important ?
The use of an unlicensed contractor often leads to unsafe
and hazardous construction and additional cost to the
consumer. Here are some hazards associated with the hiring
of an unlicensed contractor:
Failure to meet the Florida Building Code
Standards – Unlicensed contractors are unable to
apply for a building permit, therefore their construction
work cannot be reviewed or inspected according to the
Florida Building Code—the statewide unified building
code system. Failure to meet the requirements of the
Code can result in unsafe and hazardous conditions.
Substandard Workmanship – Unlicensed contractors
have not demonstrated necessary competence through
training, experience and examination as required for licensed
contractors. As a consequence, unlicensed contractors may
be unaware of building code requirements and accepted
Cost to Consumer – The work of an unlicensed contractor
is often substandard and ultimately leads to costly repairs and
corrections that require the services of a licensed contractor.
Therefore, the consumer may pay more for a job than if they
had initially hired a licensed contractor.
Fines – The hiring of unlicensed contractors violates
Chapter 10 of the County Code and Florida Statute Chapter
489. This may subject the consumer to violations on their
property and the possibility of fines.
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Contracts performed by unlicensed contractors are
unenforceable (Chapter 489.128, Florida Statutes).
As a matter of public policy, contracts entered into on or
after Oct. 1, 1990, and performed in full or in part by
any contractor who fails to obtain or maintain a license
in accordance with this part shall be unenforceable in
law or in equity. However, in the event the contractor
obtains or reinstates his/her license, the provisions of this
section shall no longer apply. “Pursuant to Florida State
Statute above, any contracts entered into with unlicensed
contractors are unenforceable.” The Construction Lien
Law (Chapter 713, Florida Statutes) allows a contractor,
subcontractor, material supplier, or anyone providing
construction or material services to your home or
business, to place a lien against your property if they
are not paid for services or supplies. You can protect
yourself by asking your contractor for a statement that
all material suppliers and sub-contractors have been paid.
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