I have had this experience personally: an unlicensed home improvement contractor in New York City, Nassau and Suffolk County, and other surrounding counties, cannot sue homeowners for non-payment of its bills for services rendered or file a mechanic’s lien, etc. Investigators also rented a home in Nassau County and called in unlicensed contractors to perform renovations.” The two-week operation yielded 12 charges of Operating a Home Improvement Business without a License, a misdemeanor, and the contractors’ vehicles were seized under the County Forfeiture Law.
Interesting how a corporation would supervise, direct and control the work, I guess this would go back to the finding that a corporation functions through the agency of others, and if the corporate principal directs the work I would think this would be deemed sufficient.
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This law requires that the general contractor must become certified with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and that the contractor himself take an eight-hour class in order to become a certified renovator and learn lead-safe practices that contain lead dust.
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