Find a reliable trader this spring

Published: 19 Mar 2018

Has the new season has got you thinking about home improvements? Do you need to get in touch with a reliable trader for your business?

Find a trusted local trader for free using the Which? Trusted Traders scheme, in partnership with Hertfordshire Trading Standards.

Traders on the scheme undergo an assessment by Which? and Hertfordshire trading standards professionals - including face-to-face interviews, financial checks, and even Trading Standards checks, in order to become endorsed, so you can be sure you’re hiring someone reliable.

While many people make a start on home improvements in the spring and summer months, our Trading Standards team regularly sees an increase in reports of rogue traders at this time of year. Unreliable traders take advantage of the longer days and nicer weather to prey on vulnerable people.

It can be difficult to know exactly who you can trust.

Cabinet Member for Community Safety at Hertfordshire County Council, Terry Hone, said: “While the vast majority of traders are honest and respectable, we can often find out too late that someone working on our home isn’t reliable. That’s why our Trading Standards team have joined forces with the Which? Trusted Traders scheme to make it easier for consumers in Hertfordshire to find a reputable trader.”

Melanie Wording-Jones, of Redbourn Auto Solutions, said: “Being a member of this new scheme is very valuable as it lets our customers know they’re dealing with a reputable business. It gives an incredibly strong message to have the local Trading Standards endorsement as well as the national Which? brand.”

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