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Handyman (or women)

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On 14 Sep 2016 at 9:03pm HJones wrote:
This is very last minute but I'm looking for a handyman who might be available tomorrow to change a tap and install a light fitting. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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On 14 Sep 2016 at 10:10pm Hyena wrote:
Jeremy Corbyn can do it. He's the answer to everyone's problems. He'll probably do it for free as well.
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On 15 Sep 2016 at 7:36pm Citizen Smith wrote:
When Comrade Corbyn is in charge, you will need both a plumber and an electrician. The unions will demand it. And unqualified handypeople will be illegal.
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On 16 Sep 2016 at 10:58pm Economist wrote:
It is already highly improbable you will find a responsible tradesperson to do both jobs, especially at short notice. Both jobs are easy enough that they could be done by a competent person, but regulation of electrics has made it impossible for anyone but a qualified electrician to do the work (and be insured for the work carried out.)
The plumbing can be done by a handyperson, and you can call a proper plumber to sort out the leaks later and pay twice.
If your house is in Lewes, trying to save 200 on a 250,000 house may not make good financial sense. Especially, if a fire or flood could be attributed to the uninsured "handyperson."
I am not trying to be a scare monger, but I just read my post and I think that is how it comes across, so I am. I just wasn't "trying to be one".


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