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Residents urged to be 'scrupulous' when hiring tradespeople

Thu, 02 Jun 2016


People are being urged to remain scrupulous when picking tradespeople after cold calling was made illegal.
 
As of this week - businesses may no longer 'cold call' customers by phone or turning up at a property offering services. 
 
So now residents have been offered advice about to best select a trader for home improvement.
 
The Office of Fair Trading and the Manx Accredited Construction Contractors Scheme have released advice and a list of recommended local traders. 
 
The OFT says complaints about home maintenance, repairs and improvements account for 11 per cent of all complaints and enquiries.
 
Doug Skinner is the president of the construction federation - he offers some advice:

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