When someone calls at your door to sell a product or service, this is referred to as a "Doorstep Sale". Whether or not you find this irritating, people are within their rights to call at your door without prior warning to try and sell something to you. However there are a number of regulations that apply to such practices.
After buying a product in this way, you are usually entitled to a minimum of a seven day cooling off period, in which time you can change your mind and cancel the order, however there are some exceptions. This condition should be provided in writing at the time of sale.
If you have any issue with a trader in your home, you are fully entitled to ask them to leave immediately as you will be covered by the Law of Trespass.
Often people who sell door to door put pressure on homeowners to purchase there and then. Before committing to buy something you may wish to ask for the details of happy customers. Speaking to someone independent that has used a product or service is typically a good way to ensure you are dealing with a reputable person or company. Alternatively you may want a bit of time to consider your purchase and any reasonable seller will grant you time to think about it.
If you have any problems with a doorstep seller you should call your local Trading Standards.
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