Here are a few simple ways to help you find a contractor you can trust.
How to Choose a Reliable Contractor
Have someone with you when you discuss with the contractor what work is to be done
Ensure that the contractor gives you a written detailed quotation, describing what work is to be done, how much each item will cost and when work will start and finish.
Ensure that you accept the quotation in writing and state that no extra work should be carried out without agreement by both parties.
Advise the contractor that you will pay the final invoice after you have had time to check that all work is complete and to a satisfactory standard and that you are happy with the completed job.
Ask for a guarantee period in writing.
Be aware that in certain trades contractors may require a call out fee before any work is done. Check this with the contractor when you contact them before enlisting their services.
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