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Video - Should I Hire A Licenced Contractor?

April 22, 2021 by FH&P Lawyers

Our construction litigation team at FH&P Lawyers is experienced in a wide range of construction-related matters from design development to tendering and resolution of any disputes. We are trusted advisors of contractors, project managers, engineers and developers and can assist throughout every step of the construction process. When challenging issues arise our team will find a practical and timely solution to keep the project moving.

A common question that often comes up in the construction business is whether or not to have a licenced contractor for your project. Associate Counsel Ian McAndrews in our Penticton office explains.


Regarding construction matters, I’m often asked by clients whether a licenced builder is required for their project. The answer is no, you don't need a licenced builder but there are certainly advantages to having a licensed builder. First off is to do with insurance if nothing else and a licensed builder has to meet a number of requirements in British Columbia such as understanding the building code, understanding legal issues and management of construction and various other matters. So what you get with a licensed contractor is someone who should know what they are doing and his professional, that's the advantage. So if you would like some more information regarding license contractors or your contract that you are dealing with today please give us a call at FH&P Lawyers in Penticton.