Misrepresentation of Licensed Contractor Status in Tennessee Can Cause Significant Liability
Tennessee law is clear that any person, firm or corporation who misrepresents that they are a licensed contractor is subject to significant penalties. It is also against Tennessee law to act in the capacity of a “contractor” in Tennessee when one is not properly licensed. Specifically, T.C.A. § 62-6-136 discusses this issue in subsection (A) as follows:
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to represent itself as a licensed contractor or to act in the capacity of a “contractor” as defined in §§ 62-6-102, or 62-37-103, and related rules and regulations of this state, or any similar statutes, rules and regulations of another state, while not licensed, unless such person, firm or corporation has been duly licensed under § 62-6-103 or § 62-37-104.
A licensed contractor is specifically defined in this statute.
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