Doorstep sales can provide a useful service but on occasions some traders can be persuasive and persistent.
If a trader knocks on your door –
- do not agree to on the spot house repairs and do not sign anything
- be wary of special offers and warning that your house is unsafe
- avoid snap decisions or being pressurised into buying costly home repairs or goods
- seek advice as soon as possible if you are in doubt
No cold calling zones
If you live in one of the no cold calling zones, remember that uninvited sales people are not welcome. Each zone is identified clearly by warning signs on lamp posts so traders should not approach you.