Cambridgeshire Trading Standards have been made aware of a resident paying over Â£500 to replace five roof tiles.
Residents wanting reassurance when looking for a reputable business to make any repair work can check out the Buy With Confidence scheme (http://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/). The scheme gives residents access to a range of businesses that have been checked and approved by Trading Standards authorities.
Cambridgeshire County Council's Trading Standards Service Manager, Aileen Andrews said "It's sad to hear that unscrupulous rogue traders may take advantage of events like this to target residents who have had damage to their property. Rogue traders can carry out a poor standard of work, charge inflated prices or pressure people into having unnecessary work. Our advice is to be wary, get more than one quote for the work and use businesses that have been recommended by friends and family, or are a member of the Buy With Confidence scheme."