ROGUE TRADERS

ROGUE TRADERS
Just a reminder that the storm we are experiencing may increase the door knocking by rogue traders looking to repair storm damage .
Many of our vulnerable residents will not be able to check if there is any damage and could end up with unnecessary work carried out.
We always advise to use a reputable trader for quotes Even with these type of emergency repairs.
If homeowners are insured, they should contact the insurance company for the repairs as not following the terms of the insurance could result in the claim being void.
If a rental property, then the resident should contact the landlord.
Buy with Confidence is run by Trading Standards, if you haven’t got someone to recommend a company to help you please go on this site they have to go through rigorous tests with Trading Standards to be able to go on this site: www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
Please do look out for your elderly and vulnerable neighbours. Please turn people away from your doorstep.

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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