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    advice on hiring contractors living out of London and paying for travel

    Handymen

    I am aware that contractors charge more in London. As someone based in the capital, couldn't I hire someone from outside of London, pay their travel costs and save money overall? Or are contractors required to work within their own region?

    Asked by Karen on 18th Aug 2020
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    Paul Rup-Rai

    "Yes you can , what do you want done. As a builder and electrician I can do.
    No restriction on anyone as long as you observe the Covid rules!

    Paul Rup- Rai"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Isomer Property Services

    "There are no legal reasons that a contractor must live in London to work in London.

    How ever travel time / fuel cost can average will add to the contractor cost to work in London"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Griffin Property Services

    "Most or all on this site will be self employed so can work anywhere in the country.
    If you find somebody out of London it would be cheaper yes.
    You could ask a tradesman if he could stay at yours, this is something i have done in the past.
    You could employ somebody from say Reading, you would need to cover fuel and travelling times.
    There are tradesmen/women that are prepared to travel, make sure to post this in your advert.
    Regards
    Neil Griffin
    Griffin Property Services"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    J.Anderson Home Improvements

    "Hi Karen
    You can use anyone with the right skills, from anywhere.
    They should factor in travelling time and fuel in the price of the work quoted!"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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