“Rogue builders” although in the minority decidedly give the building industry a bad name and scarcely a week goes by without there being even another TV program about the so called “Builders from Hell”. With the assistance of secret cameras these “Rogue Builders” are disclosed in presence of millions of lookers when they blatantly try to betray customers out of their hard gained cash.
Therefore how can you protect yourself from these unsavory qualities who unscrupulously rip off unsuspicious members of the public? The following are some assistive hints to see before hiring a builder.
1.Forever ask for sources and details of previous jobs. Go to see these lines of work wherever possible. A good constructor will be only too delighted to show you bear witness of his expertise.
2.Be wary if they offer ‘cheap deals’ for “cash-in hand” jobs or suggest you can avoid paying VAT for cash.
3.If they do not want to commit themselves to a written contract they should be avoided like the plague.
4.If they say they can take up immediately be wary, as a good builder is usually busy.
5.If they make you a surprisingly little quote you should treat this with suspicion.
6.If they look unintentional to looking at projects or to talk about the details this should also settled off alarm bells.
7.If they can only be achieved by mobile phone and are unwilling to divulge where they live then this should be seen as a red flag.
8.If they try to puzzle you with tangled explanations when asked apparently smooth interrogations they may be graduates of the “If you can’t convince em blur em” school of constructors and you know that it may not be in your best interests to employ them.
9.If they say they are a member of a trade association, make sure to check it out as anybody can say they are a member when in fact they are not.
10.Obtain at to the lowest degree three written quotations from various builders and be very special about what you want done.Leave very little room for misconceiving and this will pay dividends further down the line.
11.Now is the time to clear up everything and make sure that no gray areas exist specially interpreting payments and when they should be prepared.
12.If any problems arise during the constructing work sort it out with your builder exact away and make sure he fully realise your directions.
Author: Ada DenisThis author has published 101 articles so far.