Altamonte Springs, FL asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Florida

Q: How to tell if someone is a qualifying agent or just a rented license?

Let’s say I sign a contract with contractor A but permits are pulled by contractor B. Bs company is also listed on the permit not the company you signed the contract with. Is contractor B an actual qualifying agent or a “rented” license.

If contractor B was an actual qualifying agent, wouldn’t he have a additional license listed on DBPR with contractor A’s company listed as the DBA?

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Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe
Pamela Marie Mori Holcombe
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Saint Augustine, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: In general, all qualifying agents' licenses should be publicly available on the DBPR's website, although there is the possibility that the application is in process or has not yet been posted due to administrative lag. While there is zero factual context for this question, "let's say" that any homeowner should be highly concerned if the contractor it has engaged has not pulled the permit for its work as it raises the strong possibility that the work will actually be supervised by unlicensed and unqualified persons.

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