It is legal to hire a person for small repair jobs even if he/she does not have a contractor’s license, as long as the job does not exceed the total amount of $500.00 and the person/business you hire discloses the fact of not being licensed by the Contractors License Board before performing the work.
The Handy Guy is in the business of doing small repair work, minor plumbing, minor electrical, etc. and has earned a reputation of delivering quality service with professional results. This expertise was gained from working many years in the field of construction, plumbing, apartment maintenance, and owning property. We operate The Handy Guy legally, and are serious about the business. By law, we must disclose contractor license information, to operate under the law’s requirement:
I, “The Handy Guy” Handyman, AM NOT LICENSED BY THE CONTRACTORS’ STATE LICENSE BOARD.
STATE LAW REQUIRES ANYONE WHO CONTRACTS TO DO CONSTRUCTION WORK TO BE LICENSED BY THE CONTRACTORS’ STATE LICENSE BOARD IN THE LICENSE CATEGORY IN WHICH THE CONTRACTOR IS GOING TO BE WORKING—IF THE TOTAL PRICE OF THE JOB IS $ 500 OR MORE (INCLUDING LABOR AND MATERIALS).
LICENSED CONTRACTORS ARE REGULATED BY LAWS DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC. IF YOU CONTRACT WITH SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A LICENSE, THE CONTRACTORS’ STATE LICENSE BOARD MAY BE UNABLE TO ASSIST YOU WITH A COMPLAINT. YOUR ONLY REMEDY AGAINST AN UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR MAY BE IN CIVIL COURT, AND YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY INJURIES TO THE CONTRACTOR OR HIS OR HER EMPLOYEES.”
Advertisements; Unlicensed Persons
7027.2. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any person not licensed pursuant to this chapter may advertise for construction work or work of improvement covered by this chapter, provided that he or she shall state in the advertisement that he or she is not licensed under this chapter.