Suffolk Trading Standards has today issued a ‘rogue trader’ warning to householders in Bury St Edmunds after a man climbed on a roof without permission.
Trading Standards say the man was on the west side of Bury St Edmunds last weekend looking for work.
Its warning adds: “The male went up on the roof of a house without permission and then called at the door, stating that work was required to the flashing on the chimney to prevent leaks.
“He said that this would cost £5,500 in total, but that he had some materials on his van so that the cost would be £1,250.
“When this was refused, the male said he has got to do the work now and asked how much the resident was willing to pay.”
No work was undertaken, but the individual might have called at other houses in the area as he was seen the next day.
Suffolk Trading Standards asks anyone who was approached by the man to call them on 03454 040506.
Flashing is the lead strip that covers the join between brickwork and tiles.