inherited business


LawnSite Member
Preston, MD
I have recently inherited a lawn care business from a family member. They held a Maryland Home Improvement License. They have passed away and I now need to get a license. What I don't know is if I can just have one in my name without a business name since the business is tied up in an estate, but the current license will expire in a month since the holder has passed. So really, could the company continue doing business with me holding the license as an employee?
Does anybody know?
Thanks for your help.


LawnSite Member
Cumming, GA
I would ask the lawyer if it was me.

But if business was left to you getting the name put into your name is a visit to court house, or at least here.

What I am not sure about is you said business license was for home improvement, that might require you are certified to run and own that kind of business, here it is a completely different license.