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Door to Door Salesman

Doorstep Selling Regulations Revised

Changes to regulations on doorstep selling come into effect from 1 October, giving customers the right to a seven–day cooling off period following a purchase from doorstep sellers. The regulations, which have now been approved by Parliament, replace the previous rules under which cancellation rights were only effective if a trader’s visit was not pre–arranged. Government–backed advice service Consumer Direct received 8,747 complaints about unsolicited doorstep selling in 2007, accounting for a total of £16.5 million in sales. Of the above complaints, 3,814 were related to home maintenance and improvement products. The revised regulations will apply to all contracts with a total payment of more than £35 and set the cooling off period to a minimum of seven... »