Unbounded/unlicensed handymen? - Posted by Jered (WA)

Posted by Steve-WA on May 30, 2006 at 09:24:39:

I have a form - perhaps I can share it with you when we do lunch someday (!!)

The idea is to convince them that the form DOES cover all contingencies - most likely, it will all be up to a judge IF something happens, and IF they want to pursue it, IF they dont believe that your release holds water . . .

Unbounded/unlicensed handymen? - Posted by Jered (WA)

Posted by Jered (WA) on May 29, 2006 at 22:42:14:

While looking for a handyman, I found Joe Schmoe who isn’t bounded nor insured.

I don’t have insurance on the property yet and I don’t want to get sued if he breaks his arm while rehabbing.

I assume I can just have him sign a release form stating that he won’t sue if he is hurt “on the job”? Does anyone have experience with this (and a form to use)?



Re: Unbounded/unlicensed handymen? - Posted by Lyal

Posted by Lyal on May 30, 2006 at 20:08:16:

You can have a contractor sign a form but generally, you can’t have anyone give up any rights they have under the law by signing a form. Like Steve says though, if they believe what they sign, they probably won’t come back on you.

That said, anyone can sue anyone anytime for any reason. And yes it DOES happen.
Plan accordingly,

check your email, and - Posted by swwa

Posted by swwa on May 30, 2006 at 09:27:58:

no, I wont send it to everyone . . . too busy