Britons urged to hire professional tradesmen

The people of the UK have been reminded they should take whatever steps they can to ensure they hire professional workers rather than rogue traders.

As spring looms and many households contemplate improvements, Lincolnshire Trading Standards has issued advice to be aware of con artists, reported the Gainsborough Target.

Britons should only take on professionals who have a history of excellent work and are offering their services at an acceptable price.

Lisa Foster, principal trading standards officer, said thousands of people become victims of rogue traders each year.

“It’s usually the vulnerable and elderly who fall victim to these confidence tricksters … Please follow our advice to avoid it happening to you,” she stated.

Many people may be in need of home repairs and maintenance work, as the AA’s Home Emergency Response Service recently revealed 39 per cent of British properties are in a state of disrepair.

The key when taking on tradesmen is to be sure of their authenticity, perhaps by using a reliable source such as

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