Your rights when home improvement work goes wrong

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Dear Which?,

I booked to have my bathroom refitted by Wickes. It was supposed to take five days, but four months later it’s in a far worse state than before the job started.

There were a series of issues with poor quality work during the refit, from furniture being installed in the wrong place to appalling tiling. The bathroom was left in an unacceptable state.

After complaining, I found myself going back and forth with Wickes to try and get the

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Man charged with stealing $60K in alleged Pittsburgh-area home improvement scam

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. (KDKA) — A man is in custody, charged with scamming several homeowners out of thousands of dollars for home repairs never done.

According to police, Ryan Blumling promised all kinds of improvements to several homeowners’ houses in Bridgeville. In the end, all he delivered was a bunch of excuses and according to police, it’s not the first time he’s done something like this.

“There’s a lot of good contractors out there. There’s a handful of ones though that live off of scams and frauds,” said Bridgeville Chief Chad King.

According to Bridgeville police, 43-year-old Ryan Thomas Blumling is

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