Contractor laws in the state of Connecticut are important to follow. Sometimes, these laws may be confusing. Other times, you might think that they are unnecessary laws, and you don’t have to follow them. But, if you are a contractor, it is important to follow all laws related to your profession. This will help you avoid any unwanted run-ins with the law. If you do experience a run-in with the law, we are here to help. You can learn more about unlicensed contractor fraud here.
Unlicensed Contractor Fraud
In each state, if a contractor is making repairs that exceed a certain amount of money (in most states, $500), the contractor must have a valid contractor’s license. Unlicensed contractors can make serious mistakes when working on projects worth more than $500. This is why a written contract must get signed by the contractor and the homeowner. The written contract should state the contractor’s license number. Also, it should contain a number that the homeowner can call with complaints.
Lying about having a contractor’s license constitutes fraud, and if issues occur in remodeling or repairs exceeding $500, an unlicensed contractor does not have to get paid by the homeowner. In addition, the homeowner can file a lawsuit against the contractor. A homeowner can sue for damages and for being lied to if unlicensed contractor fraud was involved in the case.
If accused of unlicensed contractor fraud, you could face serious consequences. In order to defend yourself against these charges, it is important that you gather facts to support your case. This can best be done with the help of a criminal defense lawyer with experience with unlicensed contractor fraud cases. At Ruane Attorneys, we have handled contractor law and contractor cases in the past. For more information, it is a good idea to get in touch with an attorney.