Home renovation fraud returns to Halton

Residents are warned about a home repair fraud operating in Halton. The scam involves contractors travelling door-to-door as they attempt to sell unrequested services to unsuspecting homeowners. These services vary from chimney or driveway repair to interlock stonework.

Halton Police have received multiple complaints and believe there are more victims.

How the home repair fraud works

To secure a deal, the suspected contractor provides quotes with prices lower than market value but requests the homeowner give a large cash payment to secure the fantastic price. Based on previous complaints to Halton Police, the contract may start the work. However, the

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Beware home renovation scams in Mississauga and Brampton: Police

Mississauga and Brampton residents, particularly older adults, are being warned by police that scammers are going door-to-door trying to sell would-be victims on bogus home repair schemes.

Peel Regional Police said in a news release today that individuals posing as contractors will show up at people’s doors offering unsolicited services under the guise of representing reputable companies.

“They typically highlight problems with the homeowner’s property, proposing solutions with immediate quotes, business cards and even detailed contracts,” Peel fraud investigators note. “Initially, these fraudulent contractors may request a cash deposit to commence work. However, once

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An Inspection Doesn’t Equal Home Renovation

Without a professional inspection, no seller knows the exact condition of every aspect of their home. If something troublesome (think termites) turns up, the seller gets to address it in good time.

If a seller foregoes the cost of an inspection and lets the buyer’s inspector undercover something scary, the seller loses any advantage. He or she has to make decisions about repairs and costs under threat that the buyer is about to back out.

However, inspection reports can be the size of a book by

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A Beginner’s Guide to Home Renovation Loans

Our experts answer readers’ home-buying questions and write unbiased product reviews (here’s how we assess mortgages). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners; however, our opinions are our own.

  • “Home renovation loan” is a catch-all term referring to a loan that pays for upgrades or repairs to a home.
  • Personal loans are a popular type of home renovation loan, but you can also use a mortgage to cover renovations.
  • These loans can help you buy a fixer upper or rehab your current home. But it’s important to understand the pros and cons.

If you’ve ever thought about

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Home renovation fraud on rise in Burlington and across Halton Region

Halton Regional Police are warning residents in Burlington and the rest of Halton about a home repair fraud operating in the region. PEXELS PHOTO

Does the person at the door offering to fix your roof or repair your driveway for a real good price sound too good to be true?

Chances are, it is.

Halton Regional Police are warning residents in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills about a home repair fraud operating in the region.

Police say there have been multiple complaints with a similar approach by similar suspects in Halton, with a number of these complaints happening in

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