Home insurance protection from cowboys?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

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The government has enforced new measures in order to protect homeowners from the unsatisfactory jobs completed by cowboy builders throughout the UK.

Inefficient work carried out by botch-job builders may be less expensive, but in the long term it can be far more expensive to fix work which has gone wrong.
Communities minister Andrew Stunell has announced measures that provide residents with a financial safety net in the event that self-check installers do not complete work or cannot be located through courts.

"We are determined to keep the cowboys from infecting self-check schemes, which let hardworking competent tradesman get on with providing high quality work, quickly and at fair prices," Mr Stunell said

The new rules mean that organisations that run self-check schemes will need to be accredited to an international quality standard before beginning operations.

This move should help to provide reassurance to the thousands of homeowners and home insurance policyholders who make complaints to the Office of Fair Trading about work carried out on their properties.

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