Local News


Aug 2011

Community Message - Cold Calling - Roofing & Guttering work

Buckinghamshire Trading Standards are warning residents to be on their guard against a company called MMR of 155 Station Road, London who are offering roofing and guttering work.

A person calling themselves Jake or James Carter cold-call on individuals and advise residents that their guttering and roof needs repair. The eventual payment requested is considerably more than was quoted. The company also appears not to give cancellation rights in writing, which is now a legal obligation.

Trading Standards approved building contractors can be found by visiting the Buy With Confidence website (http://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/traders/).

Companies offering services in your home must give cancellation rights in writing. Where possible get written quotations before agreeing to having the work done. Trading Standards advise people not to deal with cold ca lling traders.

If you have any information on this company or would like advice on your rights please call Consumer Direct on 0808 156 2259.