Can an unlicensed contactor sue a client who won't pay for a completed job?

Question Details: My dad, who has no license, does remodeingl for the local Chinese community in his spare time. This time, a lady who he remodeled for, refused to pay the rest of the money. We only have an invoice for the proof of the job but we do not have the signature. She also asked him to connect the AC unit. When my dad said that he does not know how to do it, she asserted and said that she won't hold us liable for anything that happens. Now she is deducting from the final payment because apparently the AC was not connected correctly? Having no license and no signature, do we have a fair chance of winning if we pursue this matter legally?

Craig Singer / Attorney Craig Singer Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
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