Attorney for Contractors – Nevada Manufactured Housing Section Complaints and Licensing Appeals
It is essential to note at the onset that being licensed by the Nevada State Contractors Board does not entitle a contractor to perform work on a Manufactured Home. A separate license issued by The Manufactured Housing Section of the Housing Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry is required to perform such work. Ensuring that you have the proper licensure for the specific type of work you intend to undertake is crucial to avoiding potential legal complications. Even if a contractor’s work is excellent, if the contractor is not licensed with Manufactured Housing, formal disciplinary action or even a criminal complaint will follow.
Navigating the complex landscape of Nevada’s manufactured housing industry can be challenging, especially when formal complaints escalate into contested cases. In such situations, contractors require experienced legal representation to protect their rights and interests. The Wright Law Group, PC, based in Las Vegas, emerges as a trusted ally for contractors in all of Nevada, offering comprehensive legal support in contested cases and licensing matters. Here we will delve into how The Wright Law Group can assist contractors in contested cases and guide them through the licensing process, including the three types of licenses issued by the Division.
Types of Cases – Workmanship – Project Timeliness
As any contractor working in Nevada understands, sometimes it is impossible to make a client happy. Most complaints with the State originate from a consumer complaint concerning the workmanship or timeliness of a project. These complaints, whether well founded or not, may trigger the Manufactured Housing Section investigator to initiate an investigation of the complaint. The investigator will contact the contractor and request certain documentation, namely the contract, any subcontracts, evidence of payments, and an explanation of the state of the job. While this may seem somewhat informal and rudimentary, it is imperative to seek legal counsel at the earliest stage of the investigation as possible. Setting up the case, organizing the defense, knowing the possible solutions beforehand and creating the correct tone with the investigator are essential to eliminate or limit your exposure to fines, sanctions, civil and criminal liability. You may believe you are capable of handling this on your own – but don’t. Most contractors thrust into this unfamiliar process are their own worst advocates and end up making a very manageable issue into a protracted and painful experience.
Defending Your Interests in Contested Cases
Contractors operating in Nevada’s manufactured housing industry often find themselves facing a significant challenge when it comes to defending against formal complaints issued by the Manufactured Housing Section, governed by Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 489. These complaints can escalate into what is legally defined as a “contested case” under NRS 233B.032, which carries profound implications for contractors. Contractors should immediately seek legal representation when confronted with such cases, as hiring an attorney can profoundly impact the outcome.
NRS 233B.032 provides a precise definition of a “contested case,” which is integral to understanding the gravity of complaints issued by the Manufactured Housing Section. A contested case refers to a legal proceeding in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of a party must be determined by an agency after an opportunity for a hearing, or in which an administrative penalty may be imposed. In essence, it is a formal dispute resolution process overseen by an administrative agency, and it holds considerable weight in determining the fate of contractors.
When a contested case arises, contractors need legal expertise and strategic defense to safeguard their livelihood and business. The Wright Law Group, PC, provides the following key services:
Legal Expertise: With a deep understanding of administrative law and the construction and manufactured housing industries, our attorneys offer the knowledge and guidance necessary to navigate contested cases effectively.
Strategic Defense: We craft a customized defense strategy tailored to the specifics of each case,
Identifying weaknesses in the agency’s position and strengthening the contractor’s stance.
Hearing Representation: Our experienced attorneys represent contractors during administrative hearings, ensuring that their rights are protected, and their arguments are skillfully presented.
Negotiation and Settlement: In many instances, we engage in negotiations with the Manufactured Housing Section to secure favorable settlements, potentially avoiding protracted litigation.
Assisting with Licensing Matters
Obtaining the right licenses is crucial for contractors in the manufactured housing industry. The Wright Law Group, PC offers comprehensive support in this area:
- Three Types of Licenses: The Manufactured Housing Section issues three types of licenses: Manufacturer, Salesperson/Serviceperson, and Distributor/Dealer. Most contractors seek a Serviceperson license aligned with their trade license from the Nevada State Contractors Board.
- Manufacturer License: This license is essential for those involved in the manufacturing of manufactured homes, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and requirements.
- Salesperson/Serviceperson License: Contractors often seek this license, which is aligned with their trade license from the Nevada State Contractors Board. It allows individuals to perform service and installation work on manufactured homes.
- Distributor/Dealer License: For those engaged in the sale and distribution of manufactured homes, this license is vital to ensure legal compliance and business operations.
Appealing Denied License Applications: If your license application is denied, The Wright Law Group, PC, can guide you through the appeals process, leveraging our expertise to help you secure the necessary license for your business.
Defending against a consumer complaint with the Manufactured Housing Section in Nevada, especially when it escalates into a contested case under NRS 233B.032, is a formidable challenge that contractors should not face alone. It is crucial to recognize the seriousness of these cases and the potential consequences they carry.
In the dynamic landscape of Nevada’s manufactured housing industry, contractors must have reliable legal support to navigate contested cases and licensing matters. The Wright Law Group, PC., is committed to being your trusted partner in these critical aspects of your business. With extensive experience in administrative law, the manufactured housing industry, and licensing processes, our attorneys are well-equipped to defend your interests in contested cases and assist you in obtaining the appropriate licenses. Whether you need representation in a contested case or guidance in licensing, The Wright Law Group, PC., located in Las Vegas, excels in representing contractors throughout the State of Nevada.
Call 702-405-0001 to speak with John Henry Wright, Esq., founder of the Wright law Group, P.C. concerning your matter. With over 30 years of trial experience handling construction related matters and a rating of AV “Preeminent” from his peers in both the areas Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense, The Wright Law Group, PC is uniquely qualified to assist contractors in dealing with the Nevada Manufactured Housing Section and the Nevada State Contractors Board.