Looking to carry out some renovations around the house? Certain jobs might require more than a bit of DIY, and you’ll want to make sure you hire a professional.
Finding a reliable tradesperson can save you stress and money, but how do you know you’re hiring the right person when there are so many options out there? Before bringing someone in for a job, ask family or friends for recommendations or use online tools such as Rated People to browse contractors in your area.
It’s also a good idea to compare multiple quotes, checking exactly what will be covered within the price. For added protection, avoid paying in cash and use debit or credit card instead.
The Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters team has put together this handy guide with more practical tips for finding a trustworthy tradesperson. It includes information on the checks you should carry out before hiring a contractor and which tools you can use to find someone reliable. It also offers tips on how to solve any problems if the tradesperson is at fault.