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garden maintenance pro question

Posted by homey_bird (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 16:17

Hi,
I am aware of the licensing requirements of a general contractor in California, but I am trying to find out the same for a garden maintenance pro to do mow+blow.

- What are state laws related to hiring them? I know there is a landscape contractor license.
- If there is a mishap on property such as bee stings etc, while an unlicensed person is working on the property, is it property owner's responsibility to pay medical costs?

Thanks in advance!


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RE: garden maintenance pro question

I wouldn't call the mow and blow guys "pros." They should have a business license in the city where they work, but I would guess that many of them don't. If they got hurt on your property they could sue you.


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RE: garden maintenance pro question

For official answers to your questions, contact your county's Agricultural Commission.


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RE: garden maintenance pro question

Also, refer to your property insurance. It usually covers hiring help on your property with injuries.


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RE: garden maintenance pro question

You can ask your mow and blow guys if they carry worker's comp.


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RE: garden maintenance pro question

Hi all, thank you for sharing. I will check property insurance.


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