05.04.11 Devon and Cornwall Police want to warn locals that due to the improving weather at this time of year, usually the rogue builders, gardeners, roofers etc. are out in force and they have had several reports of this already.
They ask locals to be aware of the risks of employing tradesmen who cold call at your door as they are high – shoddy workmanship, very high prices which change as the job progresses, unnecessary work, and intimidation if you don’t pay promptly are only some of them.
It is much safer to use local tradesmen of known good reputation (see Roseland Online’sServices Pages) who should offer a written quote and a guarantee. If you feel that you have been deceived, please contact us 08452 777 444 with details of the company involved.
The police also ask you to make your neighbours aware, especially if elderly, and to phone them with any information on 08452 777 444.