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Beware rouge traders offering driveway repairs on the cheap
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:46:41 am »
According to the Safer Neighbourhood Team at Hertfordshire Constabulary, rogue traders are operating in Welwyn Hatfield calling door-to-door. They are offing to do driveway work. Police say they are using aggressive tactics. At first they offer to start work for low prices and then inflated them.

Sergeant Stephen Hynes has emailed local neighbourhood watch members with the following advice:
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“Please, do not entertain cold callers. If you are troubled by driveway roofing or building cold call companies at your door or have any threats from these companies, call 101 or if being threatened, 999. Cold calling and starting work immediately, then inflating prices using aggressive tactics may be a criminal offence. written documentation and changes to pricing should all be agreed and in writing. You are also entitled to a cooling off period.”
He says that if you want work done to your property, you should seek recommendations and obtain several quotes from reputable traders.

The Herts Trading Standards website has advice for consumers.
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