Are there any risks?

Not unless you want to take some. Participation does not make you liable for the affairs of the other members or for the SydneyLETS itself. Treat LETS work as if you were obtaining a quote from a trades-person from the Yellow Pages. If it is a major household project, ask for a written quote for work, prior to the work being done. As with all business dealings, it is advisable to negotiate an exchange of operas prior to the trade taking place. Members are advised to take out Work Care cover (approx $10.00 per year), as household liability insurance may not cover household workers employed on your property.