All posts by Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers is a London-based journalist. Follow him Twitter: @psawers

Landmark Lofts: Negative reviews not allowed

Loft Conversion

Loft Conversion

What follows is a cautionary tale about what could happen if you sign a consumer contract without paying close attention to the small-print.

Landmark Lofts & Reviews (London)

In July 2014, my missus and I selected Landmark Lofts to convert a haggard old attic space into a spare bedroom. The company had glowing reviews which played a major part in our decision to choose the company.

Landmark Lofts, a loft conversion company in London that designs lofts but allocates third-party builders to carry out the actual work, puts non-disparagement clauses in its contracts, designed to prevent unhappy customers from leaving honest reviews on any public forum.

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Can’tada: All the things you can’t use in Canada

If you’re regularly pissed off about not being able to use a specific online service in your country, you’re probably not alone. And for those living in Canada, someone has put together a whole compendium of digital offerings yet to make it to the USA’s northerly neighbor.

Cantada

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Can’tada. I just wish the creators had an ironic sense of humour, and made the site available everywhere except Canada. Ah well.