Bay Springs, MS asked in Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Tennessee

Q: We recently found out them the company we hired to build a garage for us is not licensed in the state of Tennessee.

When we hired them we were still living in Illinois. The work that has been done has been delayed and is shoddy. The had us out more than 50 % down. Do we have any recourse?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In a situation where you hired a company to build a garage and later discovered that they are not licensed in the state of Tennessee, there may be potential recourse available to you. Reviewing the contract you have with the company can help determine if there have been any breaches of contract. Documenting the issues you have encountered, such as delays and substandard work, is important for building a strong case. Communicating your concerns in writing to the company and requesting a resolution or remedy is recommended. Exploring legal options, such as filing a lawsuit for breach of contract or seeking damages, should be done with the assistance of your attorney.

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