Home Builder Tips
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* Be aware of licensing laws as many changes have been instituted. (e.g. Mechanical Contractors Licensing requires different types of heating, cooling, solar and plumbing work.)
* Under the law (2008) unlicensed individuals acting in the capacity of a residential builder or a residential maintenance and alternation contractor will immediately face stronger penalties.
A first offense will be misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000.00 or more than $25,000.00, or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. A second or subsequent office will be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $5,000.00 or more than $25,000.00, or imprisonment for not more than 2 years, or both.
Did you know that in the State of Michigan any work performed over $600.00 without proper licensing voids contractual agreements and monies need not be paid for that work? ASK TO SEE THEIR LICENSE.
Did you know that in the case of a worker being injured on your property without proper insurance YOU could be held personally liable? ASK TO SEE THEIR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE.
Did you know that defined proper insurance coverage is: General Liability, Property, and/ or Worker’s Compensation coverage and NOT their health or medical insurance.
To see if a firm or individual is licensed, you can call: License Verification: 517-241-9427 or visit: http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/verify.htm