Some of the drawbacks of using an unlicensed contractor are obvious. Shoddy workmanship, inability to enforce warranties, lack of manufacturer warranties, damages to the property and improvements and failure of completed work to comply with applicable building codes are frequent complaints. If the work performed by the contractor does not comply with local or state codes and ordinances, the building department or agency with jurisdiction may stop the work and, if the work is complete, require corrective work to be performed. Corrective work may consist of hiring a licensed contractor to remove the improvement altogether or prepare and submit the documents necessary to obtain a permit. Of course, the corrective work is an additional expense not contemplated when initially engaging the contractor. Moreover, the local enforcement authority generally has the power to levy fines for building code violations. The fines, which may accrue on a daily basis, may result in a lien against the property.