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NY Department of Buildings has a system in place that lets builders, contractors, plumbers, electricians and whoever else is involved with them make up their own rules.

My situation:

I hired an architect who recommended a general contactor and his son to build my shop. After having problems with this duo, my architect says, " this is how it is done in NY, unlicensed people use the license of someone who has a license." Not knowing the NY system, and my architect from here would know things, left it at that.

Needless to say, I had many problems and ended up with a shop that was not functional. So in having a shop that was not functional and not being able to operate as a shop would, this had impact on my trade.

When I lodged a complaint with the NY Department of Buildings, they investigated with little interest. So I take the approach, "sort this out so it doesn't happen to anyone else."

I find out:

1. you can use any address for your business, proof is not needed.

2. architects can recommend unlicensed workers with no repercussion

3. when a complaint is lodged that a business does not exist at an address, nothing is done

4. company details don't have to be advertised via signage outside their place of business, or on the vehicle

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becareful
Cusick, Washington, United States #426820

Unfortunately everything I have written is true. All documented evidence is presently with the appropriate authorities.

Anonymous
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Everything you said is untue.I work in NYC.

It is illegal to use someone else's license. It is the responsibility of the contracting party to verify licenses.

I am licensed, I had to pass the test, put up the proper insurances, and I work to code and call for proper inspections.Your architect lied to you, but how to prove it, and more important, did it make sense to you what he was saying?

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