Can a tenant renovate a home (elec., plumbing, structural, central heat & air)with no license, permits or qualifications . And than civil sue the landlord under Quantum Merit (jury trial). I am 3/4's into my court suit, the jury awarded the tenant $75,000 under Quantum Merit, the Judge has not signed the jury verdict yet. I have a counter suit which the judge says was heard during the quantum merit jury trial.......News to me since I was supposed to have a bench trial, I had a licensed contractor in court, who gave testamony of the most horrific work he has ever seen, and that nothing met code what so ever. I have recently been cited by my local county code enforcement for code violations, and given 30 days to tear out and correct the renovations. Can a unlicensed tenant do this?