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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 The Connecticut Home Improvement Act and Your Rights.
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