Residential builders who do not comply with licensing requirements face high stakes. Michigan courts have denied unlicensed builders the ability to collect on contracts with homeowners. Contractors can avoid this unfortunate situation through proper compliance with state licensing requirements.
Most contractors who perform residential construction projects in Michigan are aware that they must be a state-licensed residential builder. Mixed use projects, where both housing and commercial space exists in the same building, are easily overlooked. These projects, especially popular in downtown areas, also require a residential builder’s license.