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Are licensed contractors required on property flip?

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We bought a manufactured home and have our handy man handling repairs such as painting, replacing worn siding, and dry wall. A resident in the park spoke with the handyman and got his business card, upon seeing that there was no CCB# the guy flipped out and threatend to report to the building authorities.

Is it a requirement that licensed contractors do property repairs?

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Is he your "employee"? Did he fill out a W-4? Do you give him a W-2 at the end of the year? Do you withhold and pay payroll taxes, FICA, unemployment? Do you buy workers compensation insurance for him? If yes to all of that then he does not need a license.

 

Or, if he is "A "handyman" working on one structure or projects if the price of all of the work is less than $1,000, and the work is casual, minor or inconsequential in nature. The exemption does not apply to anyone who advertises."

 

That's quoted from the CCB website:

 

http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/licensing/Pages/whoneedslicense.aspx

 

Here's another page with limitations:

 

http://www.oregon.gov/CCB/licensing/Pages/whoneedslicense.aspx

 

Questions:

 

Is the cost of your rehab (including what you pay him and materials) less than $1000. Even if what he's doing is less than $1000 and involves structural work (which is what siding and drywall is) he would still need a license, especially if he is in business for himself and advertises (even on Craigslist) to get work.

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