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What is Trading Standards Checked?

The Trading Standards Checked Scheme is a fair trader directory for trades in the home maintenance sector run by Kent County Council (KCC). Trading Standards Checked carries out checks on traders so customers can have peace of mind when choosing a tradesperson to do work in their home.

Trading Standards Checked helps protect Kent residents from criminal and rogue traders, particularly residents who are more vulnerable to doorstep callers.

It also supports legitimate businesses by giving them a trusted accreditation that they can use to demonstrate to consumers that they are legitimate and trustworthy.

Whilst we check our traders thoroughly, we cannot guarantee the quality of their work. You should ask for references from the trader, check their qualifications and make sure they have the right insurance in place before agreeing a contract.