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Old 30-04-2003, 09:08 PM
Mike
 
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Default Beware of Gardener

In article , K Bains
writes

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In article , K Bains
writes
Please beware of Colin the Gardener from:-

Midland Lawn Cutting & Garden Services, Flat 10 Lowrey Court,

Oldbury,
West
Midlands, B68 9TZ

Mobile: 07901 912759
Tel: 0800 2982369

Colin took 25 to mow and weed a small garden, the job was never

done!
he
is
not trustworthy and I highly recommend people to keep away from his

slack
services.

Kind regards.

Kay




Kay I was very interested in this posting and I have cross posted to
uk.rec.gardening where a discussion has been going on re charges for
this type of service. Was the 25.00 the full payment and how long did
he say it would take him? Did he quote an hourly rate?

Mike



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Hi there, he seemed very interested and said the first charge would be

25
which I stupidly paid, its a small garden so any work carried out would

have
been finished within the hour. After that the hourly rate would have

been
5 an hour.

When I rang Colin today, he said his van was broken and for me to find
another gardener, and then switched off his mobile.

I know I've been done out by this cheapskate of a dog!




And have you reported him to the trading standards office?
L



I did think about reporting him, but no such agreement/contract was signed,
I ain't got a case.



You most certainly have got a case. He has your money he came to your
house and gave you a quote.

Besides that, if you go to Trading Standards and report him, they may
already have a file on him, even if they haven't, they will start one!!

Doubt if he is a member, but have a look at various Associations such as
the Federation of the Self Employed, The Guild of Master Craftsmen and
the Chamber of Commerce.

:-))

Mike

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