Emergency job service must keep out malicious handy companies

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The Home Owners Association (VEH) and damage handler MainPlus provide an emergency service for repair work such as a clogged sewerage system, leakage, vermin or a broken door lock. These activities are often not covered by insurers. With this collaboration, VEH wants to prevent consumers from falling victim to usury practices by mala fide handy companies that, for example, charge too high prices.

According to the parties, more than 800,000 Dutch people will have access to first aid in the event of damage from this month. The emergency job line works with a network of 1750 recovery specialists and has a national emergency room. The initiative aims to protect consumers against, for example, unreliable locksmiths, electricians, plumbers, drain unblockers and pest controllers.

According to the Fraud Helpdesk, there are still many reports about unreliable companies. The Dutch Key and Locksmiths Guild (NSSG) even has a special hotline to report rogue locksmiths.

The Emergency Job Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event of an emergency, the specialist will be there within two hours. Annoying problems are solved within five days and small urgent jobs that are less urgent within ten days. The National Emergency Job Service is initially available to members of VEH. Non-members can also contact the emergency job service and take out a membership of the VEH at that time. According to MainPlus, the damage reported via the emergency job line is repaired at realistic and predetermined rates.

Emergency job service must keep out malicious handy companies
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