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Q: Can I sue an unlicensed contractor for $$ already paid despite he has completed the job? He uses someone else license #.

And if this unlicensed contractor files a mechanic's lien on my property for unpaid balance, is it enforceable? And is it fraud on his part for doing so?

Jeannette C.C. Darrow
Jeannette C.C. Darrow answered on Nov 10, 2013

A homeowner is allowed to sue an unlicensed contractor for money already paid on a job regardless of whether the job was completed, and regardless of whether the work was perfect and you were 100% satisfied with it. By law, the party who contracts with an unlicensed contractor (for a project of... Read more »

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