Beware of the ‘cow­boy builders’

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK -

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.

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