Senior Safety Tips

Unfortunately many “home improvement” schemes are aimed at senior citizens. Many included:

  • Free Home inspections or surveys
  • Request for a large down payment or deposit
  • A quote of a low price for home repairs
  • Signing contracts using collateral

Helpful Tips

To avoid being taken advantage of, here are some helpful tips:

  • Be skeptical of door-to-door solicitors
  • Do not rush into home repair decisions
  • Obtain several written estimates
  • Ask to see a contractor’s license
  • Ask for references
  • Obtain a detailed written contract and estimate stating what will be done, the time frame and cost
  • Pay minimal money up front
  • Inspect the work as it is progressing
  • Do not allow strangers into your home