Warning over cold-callers after driveways firm fined

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RESIDENTS are being warned never to strike a deal for work on their homes with doorstep callers.

It comes after Lancashire firm, Affordable Driveways was fined after failing to notify consumers in South Ribble of their rights to cancel contracts.

Julie Waddington, of Lancashire Trading Standards, said: “Work carried out by cold callers can often be of poor quality and you can have difficulty getting them back to rectify faults.

“Our advice is never to do business with cold callers, don’t be rushed into making a decision, and use reputable trades people.

“The best thing to do before going ahead with a large job is to get three quotes so you know whether what you will be charged is reasonable.

“You can find reputable companies through our Safe Trader Scheme.”

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