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Cowboy contractors | Apply for a dropped kerb | Birmingham City Council

Cowboy contractors

If you’re thinking of having your drive resurfaced, or a dropped kerb at your home, make sure you don’t become the victim of a cowboy contractor.

Each year, we deal with dozens of complaints about the quality of new or resurfaced drives or illegal dropped kerbs.

In most cases we find the work has been carried out by a contractor who has knocked on the door, asked if the householder wants work done and then demanded payment in cash.

We may remove illegally dropped kerbs and reinstate the original footpath. Costs incurred may be recovered from the property owner.