- Aug. 5, 2020
-- Not all Alabama residents have knowledge about Alabama law when it comes to hiring a contractor. Alabama law requires any contractor contracting remodeling projects over $10,000.00 to be licensed with the State of Alabama and hold an Alabama Home Builders license. The contractor must be approved and licensed by the State Board. Any contractor performing projects without a Alabama Home Builders license is subject to arrest and charged with a misdemeanor. If a contractor is working on your home and is found to be without a license then a stop order will be placed on your job site, and it could take months for you as the homeowner to be able to resume your project. General Liability policies carried by the contractor must be verified by the homeowner to make sure the insurance information is valid for some unlicensed contractors will provide insurance information on expired policies. It is best that you verify the General Liability policy with the agent or directly with the named insurance company. If an uninsured contractor or their laborers were to get injured on your property during the project the injured party can file against your homeowners policy and ultimately you as the homeowner be liable for their injuries. Hiring unlicensed and uninsured contractors is really not worth saving a buck by the consumer and puts all the project liability on the homeowner. Alabama law requires that a licensed Alabama Home Builder must have their license number on the estimate or bid for your project. You can verify the license through the Alabama Home Builders association in Montgomery. Its as easy as a few phone calls to verify your contractor and save yourself some headache down the road.
This article is submitted from Fox General Contracting LLC of The Eastern Shore and they specialize in interior remodeling. Fox is an EPA Safe Renovator, a Certified EPA Lead tester, and a International Code Council Certified General Contractor. Their Alabama Home Builders license is #26549. Visit their webs site at HTTP://foxgeneralcontracting.com to see more about their company and the many services the offer the Eastern Shore. Fox believes in safe renovation.