Re: Unreliable Electrician - Richard Mitchell
Posted by Katalimaq
January 10, 09:32PM
I have to second Brother Seamus' concerns in relation to Richard and strongly recommend against using him. He is unreliable and unprofessional, and we had a very similar experience to the one above - we had a number of small things we wanted to complete as well as one larger job. Richard quoted and asked for some money to cover materials, which we provided. He did complete some of the smaller works, such as swapping single powerpoint sockets for doubles. However when it came to the larger job, Richard was impossible to get a hold of and the job was never finished. We heard many different excuses: he was unwell, he had a family emergency, he had to finish another job. But at a certain point when you have been chasing for 8 weeks you realise you've been had.
It may be a coincidence but shortly after we had Richard around to deliver the smaller works, my flatmate's credit card had an attempted fraudulent charge on it for £900 to pay for someone's rent. When we called the company who had made the charge, we were informed that person's boyfriend, whose name was Richard, was supposed to be paying for the rent and had provided those card details. The charge was reversed and while it may be a coincidence, we were unwilling to allow Richard back into our house, given his previous behaviour and the suspicious timing... Not that he would have shown up anyway.
My recommendation is to avoid Richard Mitchell entirely. There are more reliable electricians out there - we since found Kris Electrical Services and Kris has been a breath of fresh air after our experience with Richard.