Signs of poor contractors – no paperwork

by Stickywire on Monday April 9, 2012

As you likely know, there are good contractors and bad ones. Unfortunately, the bad ones can outnumber the good in some areas but there are ways to tell them apart.

A good contractor will have a license and insurance. He or she also will not only be willing but insist on getting permits for the work to be done. A bad contractor will fear paperwork and tell you no permit is needed when the law says permits are required. 

Don’t forget, if the work is done without a permit, you have no recourse and you, not the contractor, are liable for a huge fine and teardown of all the work done illegally.

There are some minor jobs that do not require permits but most work, including all but minor plumbing, electrical and structural, require permits.

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