You’ve been approved for a loan by the bank. You got the three quotes for the work on your house and they’re all pretty competitive. And now you have to make a choice. Which trader will you choose to do your work?
This is a dilemma facing consumers up and down the country as increasingly we turn to improvement as a way of upgrading our homes.
What would you say if I told you that one simple telephone call could bring you the reassurance and peace of mind you need, and help you to make an informed choice of trader?
No Rogue Traders Here is a screening service for traders that they can avail of to prove to potential customers that they are who they claim to be. It benefits traders, but it also benefits consumers, offering them that first critical level of consumer protection.
No Rogue Traders Here helps to make your choices less chancy with all tradespeople approved by Trading Standards
It does this by scrutinising the trader’s practice, screening the business under three main headings: financial, professional and identity.
The financial profile covers bankruptcy and credit checks as well as requiring the trader to furnish accountants references and other relevant documentation.
The professional screening determines that the trader has all the necessary documentation to work as your trader – licenses, insurance and membership of trader associations.
And finally, the identity screening establishes that the traders are who they say they are: by checking photo ID, recent utility bills and the electoral roll we determine that the business is a bona fide business with a traceable address.
We offer significant additional levels of protection: we ask the trader to give us some personal security information, questions to which only the trader would know the answers. In the event of any doubt as to the identity of a trader at a customer’s door, these security questions add an extra layer of consumer protection.
So before you choose a trader, check with No Rogue Traders Here first!