Beware of rogue traders

Published on: Tuesday, 21-October-2014

Knowsley Council is warning residents to be on the lookout for rogue traders offering to do work on their homes following the high winds.

Knowsley Council Trading Standards is warning residents to be cautious of cold callers offering to do work to their property. Bad weather often prompts an increase in uninvited traders offering to carry out repair work to roofs, trees and fencing which may have been damaged by the wind.

The work carried out is often of a poor standard and the resident is charged an extortionate amount. They may have even paid for work which wasn’t needed.

Residents should be aware that in the majority of cases where the cost of the work is above £42 the trader must provide customers with written cancellation rights.

If you require advice regarding cold calling by traders then contact Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or you can contact Knowsley Trading Standards on 0151 443 4712.