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Rogue Traders vs Registered Tradespeople

ROGUE TRADERS VERSUS REGISTERED TRADESPEOPLE Rogues target unsuspecting households, offering deals too good to be true. if you chose to accept work from a rogue trader, you'll pay much more than you intended for a very poor, unnecessary and often dangerous work. 54% don't know how to 40% 20,000+ £288,000 The highest amount in the UK recorded, where have had bad unregistered electrician firms experiences using tradespeople in the past find out if their a rogue trader scammed a homeowner electrician is trade in the UK registered THE TALE OF THE TAPE ROGUE VERSUS REGISTERED Likely to lie about qualifications and skills Proud of qualifications and skills they have achieved QUALIFICATIONS Will hold public liability and relevant insurance No insurance! INSURANCE Commonly misuse scheme logos illegally to gain customer trust Quality assessed by trade SCHEME association schemes on a regular basis Rogues regularly leave work unfinished or in Polite and approachable, working to meet your needs RELIABILITY hazardous conditions Offer cheap costs and ask for money up front Realistic cost and may ask for a deposit COST REMEMBER Check the company/person online with the scheme provider, who the contractor claim to be a member of. Cross check online body and scheme registers with Buy with Confidence, Registered Competent person Register and Gas Safe Register. Get 3 quotes from tradespeople to compare, don't always assume the cheapest is the best! Request a contract or get the tradesperson to sign one you give them. You are left with substandard work in It's common for They will carry out work that doesn't rogue traders to misuse logos ilegally comply to current to gain trust from your home which will invalidate your home insurance and ultimately cost you more money ELECSA säfe standards under the homeowners falsely claimed scheme to fix "NICEIC is associated with quality and we will work with the appropriate authorities to protect those contractors who are legitimately registered with us and have the quality of their work assessed on a regular basis" NAME AND SHAME EIH Gas Safe and NICEIC are two scheme providers who have begun to name and shame contractors who We conducted a quick search and found multiple tradespeople misusing scheme logos on their website, yet they were still| on trade review websites illegally misuse scheme logos and falsely claim to be members Don't rely on scheme providers to do all the work! Make sure you research the tradesperson you are trusting your home and safety with. EC4U ELECTRICIAN COURSES 4U sources: http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/news/gas_safe_news/rogue_traders_prey_on_the_elde.aspx http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/news/gas_safe_register_news/homeowners_face_danger.aspx?year=2015 http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/530674/Elderly-targeted-19-times-an-hour-by-doorstep-criminals http://www.ageuk.org.uk/documents/en-gb/information-guides/ageukig05_avoiding_scams_inf.pdf?dtrk=true http://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/news/story/under-rated-tradesmen-buck-the--cowboy--stereotype

Rogue Traders vs Registered Tradespeople

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Rogues target unsuspecting households, offering deals too good to be true. If you choose to accept work from a rogue trader, you'll pay much more than you intended for a very poor, unnecessary and oft...

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