Petition Introduce statutory licensing and regulation of builders

There are few options for people to seek redress for poor workmanship by builders and it is too easy for builders to avoid liabilities by liquidating one company and starting another. An increase in people claiming to be competent builders with the only intention to con families out of their money.

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Current protection for consumers are inadequate, leaving victims who have been scammed or left with poor or dangerous workmanship at the hands of rogue builders unprotected. It's too easy for a rogue builder to prey on homeowners and the few avenues of redress are costly for victims.

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Government policy on tackling rogue builders debated by MPs

On Tuesday 13 June, Mark Garnier MP led a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on Government policy on tackling rogue builders.
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During the debate MPs discussed the options for recourse available when building work falls short of acceptable standards of quality and safety, and how these could be improved.

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