Beware of the ‘cowboy builders’
TRADING standards are warning householders to beware of “cowboy builders” offering to carry out repair work following Saturday’s earthquake.
The most expensive work is likely to be taken care of by insurance companies who will ensure that reputable repair companies are used.
But there are concerns that rogue traders could target vulnerable people, such as the elderly, by trying to tell them that they have loose tiles on the roof, or other minor damage, and offering to carry out repairs at vastly inflated prices.
Anyone who is suspicious of any such callers should contact Trading Standards on 08454 040506.