Trading Standards Service    



Doorstep Selling

We regularly receive complaints from people who have had work carried out by rogue traders.


Typically a trader will call at the door uninvited offering to carry out work on the house, such as repairs to driveways, guttering or fascia boarding.


Do not agree to have any work done until:

  • You have checked the trader's name and address.

  • You have been given written notice of a right to cancel.

  • You have checked the price by getting other quotes.

  • You have a clear agreement on the work to be done and how much it will cost.

If you are unsure how to handle a trader cold calling at your door, then contact the Citizens' Advice Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06.


  Coping with sellers Sellers' tactics Report a rogue trader




See also...


External Links...

Neighbourhood Watch




Gloucestershire Trading Standards, The Tri-Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AX


For Businesses . For Consumers . Scams . News . About Us . GCC 


This page was last edited on 08/09/15