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You can file a complaint against the unlicensed contractor here.This is considered to be a threat to the public health and safety.
You can file here.
I would also file a complaint here against the realtor.Helping the seller here use unlicensed contractors may be investigated and he may be sanctioned as well here.
There may be some serious consequences to both the unlicensed contractor and the realtor if you will file complaints and have them investigated.
They would also have potential liability to the buyer.
You may also want to check with the municipality here they probably lack permits if required.That may be a real deal stopper.
You woudl have
the right to report them on this angle too.
Again its bad business and it hurts legitimate contractors here.
It is in your interests here to have
the unlicensed folks fined and other repercussions.
They are trying to cheat the system and should be shut down here.
You would also have option to let buyer know these were unlicensed repairs, buyer might consider a civil suit as well here.
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Good morning Ray. the real estate agent says that because the seller hired the unlicensed contractor, she is not liable.
Let the state determine that.Report her, she has knowledge of illegal repairs.She should be reporting them, to me she is professiona
lly liable here too.
And the buyer here sure has a claim for illegal claims and other damages, there would have been a failure to disclose this at closing as well.
The realtor has professional liability and likely personal liability to the buyer.
You stop this kind of stuff by reporting it , the state will investigate and take action.
There's some pretty steep fines and realtors license is at risk.
Oh yeah one more here you can report the illegal contractor he likely doesn't have comp coverage either.
I have already gone to the cslb regarding this contractor, and they got him to take his sign off his truck for a while, but that is all. i even sent them a picture of his illegal alien helper standing in water using a 120 volt power tool but they did not do anything. I am figuring there must be a real estate disclosure law being violated. anyway, the sale is still in escrow.
Don't give up.Keep complaining.Sometimes you have to be persistent.Report the realtor.
You can report the illegal contractor to Det.Ind.Relations for not having wc coverage as well.
Please don't give up reporting this to the state.Eventually you will get results.
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