The UHA is an independent association for the handyman setting quality and standards for the handyman. The original idea to start the UHA was to create an organization that would be a union for the handyman to come together and fight for the interest and rights of the handyman and home repair industry.
According to the CSLB in the state of California an Unlicensed Contractor can perform as a Contractor on a job up to $500 without requiring a license. We’re looking deeper into this because the law seems to be just implied and there are many who can’t find the information they need to properly understand their limitations. Handyman stings are popping up all over and skilled professionals trying to make an honest living are being prosecuted or forced to become a licensed contractor based on a regulation that seems to be so vague or non existant. Maybe it exists but its not easily found the way it should be.
The facts are at the state level there is a law Code 7031a that states a license is requierd for any job requiring one. But it doesnt mention the $500 limit anywhere. It does refer to the CSLB which says no peticular job requires a license but implies and posts articles about a $500 rule. No actual laws or codes can be found with a mention of a limit of a $500 limit.
This being said, the fact is there may be a law or code out there but the point I’m trying to make is it isnt readily available to the simple search. Shouldn’t an individual have all the information easily found before being prosecuted for a crime that could have been prevented by simple knowledge. All it would take is placement of an actual law, regulation or code. If one doesnt exist then should be written and placed.
If you are a handyman caught in a sting then you have plausible deffense with lack of education, You are not a Contractor, You didn’t enter into a contract. You have the right to work and use your skills to make a living. It is the CSLB’s obligation to educate you and make any regulation searchable by anyone regardless of education. Law must be official and not implied or just simply a mention in an article or 3rd part post.
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10 Reasons why and what you should be taking advantage of as a UHA Member.
UHA membership dues includes
A searchable webpage and enrolled in our handyman referral program. Linked to your website, email and phone #. Free with no referral fee ever.
Eligible for our UHA insurance program.
Access to business forms like sub contractor agreements, w9, UHA created MyHome service forms.
Access to Business Support.
Eligible to become UHA verified.
Registers you for the UHA Certification Program and $5k fraud protection.
Discounts on other services like Business Coaching, Mediation, Collections, Web Hosting and more.
You will be part of an Association that is continuing to support and fight for the rights of the handyman. An Association setting Industry standards to raise the expectations and credibility of the handyman and his skill.
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