Finding a reliable trader
Whether you're making home improvements or getting your garden ready for the next season, choosing a local trader you can rely on can be a daunting prospect. Bromley Council Trading Standards advise that you should never deal with uninvited doorstep traders and in the past joined forces with Checkatrade to help residents find reputable traders in their area.
Rght now Bromley Council Trading Standards do not provide an approved trader scheme, but we expect to do so soon and in the meantime other approval schemes are available These include:
- TrustMark which is the government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home
- Buy with confidence
- Which? Trusted Traders
Neighbouring councils provide approval schemes, including the London Borough of Bexley What Tradesman Scheme, the Kent County Council Trading Standards Checked’ scheme and the Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards Traders 4 U partnership scheme.