Homeowners can face penalties for hiring unlicensed contractors.
According to Florida Law, consumers who knowingly hire unlicensed construction Contractors could face a fine of up to $5,000.00
Chapter 455.228 of the Florida statutes allows the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), or request the Circuit Court to impose a civil penalty of $500.00-$5000.00 on individuals who aid and abet an unlicensed contractor. Aiding and abetting is defined by the statute as anyone who employs an unlicensed contractor or company.
Consumers who hire such a contractor face victimization in many ways. Poor workmanship, lack of customer service, no warranties, poor quality products and potential repercussions by the law are just a few of the many outcomes of hiring an unlicensed contractor.
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
Hire a licensed, insured and reputable contractor such as Genesis Contractors. Ask your neighbors about our professional staff. We are registered with the State Of Florida – Department of Professional Regulation, Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board, Hillsborough County Construction Licensing Board, Pasco County Construction Licensing Board, Collier County and more.