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JB Can subcontractors who may or may not be licensed in state

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JB Can subcontractors who may or may not be licensed in state of Wisconsin file construction Lien if they are hired by unlicensed contractor( who has no signed contract)?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I hired a contractor, didn't realize he was unlicensed.... He started overcharging... Then quoted me $2300.00 for wood floor install.... Hired a sub.... I asked contractor on 4 different occasions via text message if we were still on for 2300.00 with sub... No response... Bill was $7500!!!! I agreed to pay 4500 as sub did some other work.... I am now preparing to fire the contractor.... Who didn't show up for work last week.. He also has a metal roof of mine at Menards under his companies name... For my building in Michigan and hasn't installed roof yet even though I paid him 5k in January.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Legalease replied 1 year ago.
Hello there --In Wisconsin, any person who furnishes work on the property whether there is a contract or not and whether they are licensed or not can put a mechanics lien on the property. This includes architects and material suppliers after the project has started. There is a very particular procedure for them to do so, including serving notice to the owner within 30 days of doing work on the property. Here is a link to the Wisconsin lien procedures for your review (there is a wonderful list of questions and answers at the bottom). This is the website that contractors use for information and forms so I thought it was the best source for you. -Please let me know if you have any further questions. If not, can you please press a positive rating above so I will be paid for my time. I am paid nothing unless you press a positive rating above. Doing so will not cost you any additional money -- it simply acts as the trigger to Just Answer to pay me for my time. THANK YOU VERY MUCH-MARY