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Do I need to be licensed to file a mechanics lien in CT

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I did carpentry work for a homeowner for an hourly wage and wasn't paid for my final months work.

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Jul 24, 2018
That's a good question. First, if licensing is required, it's always a good idea to obtain that necessary licensure before performing work. Anyway, the Connecticut mechanics lien statute does not require licensing as a prerequisite to filing a valid mechanics lien claim. Further, while the mechanics lien statute does not prevent the filing of a lien by unlicensed parties, a party's right to recover for nonpayment might be affected by Connecticut's rules for home improvement contracts. If the Connecticut Home Improvement Act's requirements are not adhered to, a claimant would not be able to enforce their lien claim - and a legal challenge to the filed lien would likely not go well. For more on the Connecticut Home Improvement Act, check out this guide from Avvo.com: The Connecticut Home Improvement Act and Your Rights.
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