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Sorry...release of liability for what exactly?
Are you talking about if they are injured while working?
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You could do this...you could require that the contractor (handyman) sign a "waiver". But, frankly speaking, it is likely a waste of time.Little known fact they teach in law school...waivers are, generally, worthless.Not always...but generally speaking, you can not force someone to waive away their right to sue for your negligence. And that is what you would be attempting to do with a waiver for your handyman. If they are injured while performing the work, the issue would be WHY...what caused the injury.If it was a mistake on their part? Not your problem. But if it was negligence on your part? You would be liable to cover the cost of their injuries...and a waiver is not going to erase that liability.A waiver can be helpful in circumstance where a consumer engages in an inherently dangerous activity (for example, bungie jumping) to protect the provider of the activity. It will not apply in the circumstances you are describingPlease let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
No...no, there is no such law. You have a duty of care to others, as a homeowner...there is no law that would remove that duty.Please let me know if you have more questions. I am happy to help if I can. Otherwise, please rate the answer so I may get credit for my work.
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Thanks for your understandingPhil