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Paid in cash no receipt no guarantee
I paid a contractor (in cash at his request) to pave my patio, after numourous phone calls and empty promises to post out my receipt (which is also my guarantee) I still have no guarantee or receipt for the work done at the begining of April 2012. Who can I report this too, inland revenue OFT, citizens advice? I had to buy jointing sand to finish the job off also.
Sorry mate,you are not going to get any kind of guarantee from this bloke.Whilst theres nothing wrong with him taking cash (perfectly legal if declared),the fact that you didnt ask for some kind of invoice/receipt when you paid him has left you without a leg to stand on.Best hope he was a genuine tradesman and he eventually comes good.Otherwise you are not going to get a thing.
Answered 21st May 2012