With the better weather arriving it is the time of year for Cold Calling to increase. Offers of roofing work, garden services and the like. Common practices include high pressure / aggressive sales techniques and carrying out unnecessary work to a low standard at inflated cost. The most serious problems being associated with higher value home and garden repairs and maintenance. Trading Standards advice is never to agree to work on the doorstep. If you think that work is needed to your property get quotes from two or three traders and compare them. Ask someone you can trust for a recommendation, or use a recognised trader approval scheme. Don’t hurry to part with your money.

For further advice contact, Trading Standards, The Moray Council, PO Box 6760, Elgin, IV30 9BX, Tel:0300 123 4561 ✉ trading.standards@moray.gov.uk

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