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Unlicensed contractors are a hidden risk for California homeowners

Inman News - 3/11/15

Attorney Julian Pardo de Zela authored the article “Unlicensed contractors are a hidden risk for California homeowners.” In the article, Pardo de Zela examines the risk homeowners and real estate professionals face when hiring unlicensed contractors. Pardo de Zela describes how, in some cases, the California Contractors’ State License Law treats unlicensed contractors as “employees” of the homeowner who hired them. While homeowners may save money by hiring unlicensed contractors, they may also unknowingly expose themselves to liability if accidents or injuries occur on a project. The article offers tips to help real estate professionals and their homeowner clients identify and avoid this risk. 

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