Do you have a contract ?
You can file with DPOR but if they are unlicensed there is not much they can do as they deal with licensed contractors.
Your only recourse is small claims court
Yes, I have a contract. 2 Pages. Says the word "contract" on it many times.
This quote on the DPOR website is what I'm banking on.
"If an investigation indicates the individual or business is not properly licensed, DPOR may take criminal action." Is this a lot of bark but no bite?
Any tips for prevailing in Small Claims Court? Dude has a criminal record a mile long, it turns out. And lies left and right. Not sure that those things matter in my case, though. He didn't come to do the job by the time he said he would. That is the actual breach of contract.
I agree, small claim court is your best bet to recover your money.
It is emotional draining even if you win though. Sometimes is better to find a way to settle outside the court .
I don’t see any possible problems if you loose. Except court cost and time waisted.
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