Asked in Contracts, Workers' Compensation and Construction Law for Texas

Q: If I work on the house I'm living in can I charge my landlord for the labour I put in

My landlord basically said If I hire someone to work on my house then he will not pay for the labor but he didn't say if I worked on the house that I couldn't charge him for labor

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S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
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  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No. You would need a contract. Otherwise it would be deemed a gift. Contracts involving real estate need to be in writing. This would be a contract for services so I not too sure. Always better to have something in writing. Good Luck.

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