WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR CONTRACTOR MAY NOT BE LICENSED

Here are 8 red flags when dealing with contractors:  


Unfortunately, not everyone who claims to be a contractor is legitimate.  here are 8 warning signs to look for to tell if the person you are dealing with is a licensed contractor.


1.  If they are not willing to put a contract in writing.

2.  If they ask you to obtain the permit.

3.  If they request a large down payment before work begins, payment in cash or that a check be made out in cash.

4.  If they cannot provide you with proof of insurance.

5/  If they say they're licensed, but can't or won't provide a copy of the license.

6.  If they don't display a license number on advertisements, business cards, vehicle, contracts, etc.

7.  If they're only willing to work at night and/or weekends.

8.  If they tell you a permit is not necessary. Call (813) 272-5600 or check our work exempt from permits to determine whether we require a permit.


​http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/newsroom/2016/06/06/warning-signs-that-your-contractor-may-not-be-licensed