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Contractor can’t sue for more than limit of license (access required)

$120K is maximum for Class B license

A Class B contractor cannot sue to recover more than the monetary limit of his license, a Fairfax County judge has ruled in a case of first impression. The issue arose from renovation of a home by Daniel Jones Remodeling LLC. The contract called for the payment of $128,600 for the work, and the homeowners paid ...

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1 Month
$39

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6 Months
$199

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1 Year
$369

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2 Years
$659

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Digital & Mobile Only

1 Year
$299

3 comments

  1. Having taken the Class A Contractor’s Exam, working in this field as well as in law as a paralegal, and engineering, the fact is that every time a customer approaches a contract that is involved with a current contract to perform with new work or changes there is presented a a new offer and acceptance and therefore a new, seperate and distinct contract. It is the Contractor’s failure to reduce to writting the a new contract seperate and distinct from the original even though such was a verbal contract. There is to my current knowledge nothing prescribed that a contractor can not have more than one contract on the same job site with the same customer. Without knowing more I would assume that the contractor and his attorney in claiming he did not know the monetary limits of the license and was taking the customer’s desired changes and add ons as amending the original contract. The contractor under the requirements of the Board of Contractors in the licensing process would be hard pressed to prove that he did not know the monetary limit of his license on the same note?

  2. Does anyone out there know how many states put monetary limits on a Contractors license, (which is totally unconsitutional)

  3. I’m interested in your analysis of how it’s totally unconstitutional.

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