203k Loan - Relative/Self WorkI am aware that for 203k loans you need a licensed contractor that will act as the general contractor to the work. From what I gather they do not specifically need to do the work them self and can rather dictate the work of sub-contractors as needed.My father is a self-employed handyman who specializing in painting but also does light remodeling such as flooring, insulation, sheet rocking, etc.If I was to purchase a new home with a 203k with a licensed general contractor would there be anything wrong with my father sub-contracting for the general contractor? The general contractor would be a family friend and would be open to this type of commitment. The work he would be doing would be identical to the work he has been doing on a daily or weekly basis for the past 10 years and he would be compensated for labor.I also gather that the homeowner, myself, could perform work on the home as long as it was not part rehab work in the agreement with the lender. For example, if the agreement didn't involve remodeling the bathroom then could I remodel the bathroom myself?November 19 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.