The Guardian’s Miles Brignall has written about the case of a house buyer who said they have been well and truly stitched up Redrow Homes this April. The reader contacted Miles Brignall to say: “Earlier this year, we agreed to buy a newly built home in Kent from the developer Redrow. We had sold our […]
Checkaco a new landlord before you pay your deposit (so you don’t lose your cash)
My daughter recently left her flat to rent a new property in Cardiff but was told her £300 deposit on the old flat would not be returned as the landlady had to clean the flat. When my daughter pointed out she had cleaned the flat from top to bottom and left it immaculately clean she […]
Offered a new tarmac driveway?
Offered a new tarmac driveway?
Beware of builders asking for a big deposit – Checkaco them first!
Builders are going out of business like there is no tomorrow. So, if your builder says they need a big deposit before they start work on your extension, garage, loft conversion or new bathroom, do a £3.85 Checkaco on them first. But first get their correct company name. Many rogues will trade under various names […]
Paying a deposit for furniture? Don’t get caught out if the company goes bust like House of Fraser –check them out with Checkaco first
Paying a deposit for furniture? Don’t get caught out if the company goes bust like House of Fraser –check them out with Checkaco first So many people got caught out when House of Fraser went bust as they lost their deposits on furniture and various goods. And although one family took matters into their own […]
Before you switch energy companies – read this and save money and heartache
Before you switch energy companies – read this and save money and heartache Last year nine energy firms went bust in the UK meaning nearly a million people lost their energy company of choice as they were automatically switched to a new one. Many of those customers were in credit and won’t get their money […]
Her wedding venue went pop – if only she’d done a credit check.
Her wedding venue went pop – if only she’d done a credit check A bride to be has lost her £5,500 deposit for her wedding reception when Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton went into administration. Sasha Miles was reported in the Daily Mail to have planned her wedding day with Fraser Monahan of Hampshire for […]
Brides left without dresses days ahead of their weddings.
Last summer Absolute Bridal Couture in Prestwich went bust leaving heartbroken brides to be without their dresses and out of pocket. It’s not the first wedding shop to close down suddenly and it won’t be the last. It’s standard practice for a wedding shop to ask for a 50% deposit on a dress with off […]
Self-publishers beware of this man: he’s ripped off authors and printers alike. Last summer Neill Stuart Malcolm John was banned by the Insolvency Service from being a director of a company after he ran a string of bogus online printing companies that ripped off self-publishers. Scores of wannabe authors and dozens of printing firms were […]
Narrow escape from taking job with failing company
I was talking to a friend of mine before Christmas and she was telling me about a really close call her daughter Maxine had in November last year. Maxine is a sales executive in the industrial valve industry based near Manchester, and is quite well known in her trade and with some loyal long-standing clients. […]