By Law Office of Bryan M. Grundon of Law Office of Bryan M. Grundon on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
TO COLLECT FROM A CONTRACTOR
There are many contractors you can trust. I know a great pool contractor, Zier Pools led Jay Zier and Gerry Hernandez. You can check them out at www.zierpools.com. Unfortunately, not all contractors are as good and trustworthy as them. Check out Adam Carolla's show http://www.spike.com/shows/catch-a-contractor to see some examples. When things go bad and you obtain a judgment against a licensed contractor, the law provides some leverage. A judgment against a contractor which is construction-related (the law gives a very broad definition of construction related) that is not paid within 90 days can result in the contractor's license being suspended pursuant to Business and Professions Code §7071.17. Suspension of a contractor's license means that the contractor can't work legally. The suspension isn't automatic you have to take some action to make it happen. It is significant leverage to get your judgment paid in a timely fashion.
Contact my office today if you have a judgment against a licensed contractor.