Helping Keep The Maidstone & Kent Community Local
Tue June 2, 2020
- Eastchurch cliff fall: House hanging over edge after second collapse - A car and garage slide down a cliff face in Kent as a further landfall leaves homes at risk.
- Hackers in £800K Bitcoin ransom note to Kent PPE firm - The hacked company was supplying protective equipment as part of the Covid-19 response.
- Man admits Folkestone police car arson attack - Officers had driven to an emergency call in Folkestone when their car was set alight.
- Coronavirus: Primary schools back but mixed picture on turn-out - It is the first day back for some primary pupils in England - but heads say attendance ranges between 40% and 70%.
Avoid The Local Cowboys
Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013
HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.
Many people in our Maidstone community think they could spot a cowboy builder. But the fact is that they can fool the smartest employer. Cowboy builders can be enthusiastic about the work, always return your calls, visit quickly and tell you readily how much the job will cost and when they can start.