RESIDENTS are left thousands of pounds out of pocket from a cleaning company 'overcharging' for their services.

A warning has gone out to locals in Crowthorne and Twyford to remain alert over reports of a company charging ‘several thousands’ for roofing and steam cleaning.

The Public Protection Partnership- who deal with Trading Standards issues in the area, has called for residents to ‘be alert’ as it investigates the company.

The authority said it has been made aware of a company, working in Crowthorne and the local area, offering roofing and steam cleaning.

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It said: “We would like to warn residents to be alert when dealing with tradespeople, especially those that contact you directly.

“We’ve been made aware of a company, who seem to be working in the Crowthorne & Twyford area at the moment, who are over charging on their services.

“They are offering roofing and steam cleaning services and are charging several thousands pounds for the work. Trading standards are currently looking into the matter.”

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The body advised residents not to answer the door to cold callers, and to report a ‘live’ incident to them straight away.

Residents can also report to police on 999 if the householder is in imminent danger or is being threatened or coerced into handing over money.

If a resident is wishing to have work done, the authority suggest getting three quotes from reputable companies through recommendations.

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