One in 10 home jobs botched by rogue tradersReport details scale of cowboy misery

08 May 2009

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One in ten people are having to repair home improvement jobs carried out by rogue traders, says a new report.

The average cost to the repair the botched work was £460, according to research by Lloyds TSB.

In some cases the cost was even higher - one home owner spent more that £1200 fixing a conservatory and another £700 to repair roof work.

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A third of those who were victims admitted they hadn't checked workers qualifications or considered the cost of having to pay for repairs.

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