Toronto has strict licencing requirements, and contractors who fail to abide by these requirements could face strict penalties. Even licenced contractors in the province of Ontario can be caught completely by surprise by the dissimilar rules and regulations in Toronto. We’re here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you.
Have you been accused of contracting without a licence? If that’s the case, a Toronto licence defence attorney with Cotney Construction Law can assist you. Our law firm has helped countless contractors return to work shortly after being entangled in groundless accusations. Contact our construction law firm and begin the process of clearing your name.
Having a Toronto Licence Defence Lawyer on Your Side
Building renovators in Toronto are required to be licenced. As stated by the Toronto Municipal Code, this pertains to “[a] person engaged in the business of altering, repairing or renovating buildings or structures…” The Toronto Municipal Code also outlines the stiff penalties that can be handed down to anyone contracting without a licence. A person who fails to abide by these laws could receive a maximum penalty of $25,000.
Toronto contractors are usually caught off guard when accused of being unlicenced. More often than not, they were completely unaware of their city or province’s licencing requirements. They often mistakenly believe that they are performing work that doesn’t require a licence. Other times, a subcontractor will forgo becoming licenced while thinking that it’s enough for their general contractor to be licenced. Regardless of the reasons, the city of Toronto looks down on contractors who perform work in which they are not licenced. Consult a Toronto licence defence lawyer for information on licence requirements that apply to you.
Cotney Construction Law Will Defend Your Right to Work
At Cotney Construction Law, we are firm believers that contractors shouldn’t be punished for trying to provide their community with invaluable construction services. If you’ve been accused of contracting without a licence in Toronto, give us a call. A Toronto licence defence attorney can review the specifics of your case and build a strong defence. Whether you failed to renew your licence or were unaware of licencing requirements, we can help protect what matters most: your business and your right to work.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.