good you feel the need to go to trading standards.
You should go also tell the DTI about them
For new people here is the basic problem as i see it - from one earlier posting
jani king (GB)
Here is the agreement that your franchise fee of over £110k buys you - from an ex franchise description. I believe it is factually correct.
. They offered me loss making accounts, under-priced jobs and a terrible service.
If you are thinking about buying into Jani-King (GB), stop and think again.
Speak to a solicitor and an accountant. You will pay JK a one-off charge equal to 3 times the monthly invoice value of all new accounts in order to operate as a franchisee. JK will then deduct 15% of the contract value for all work you charge the client.
You must use all materials and equipment specified by JK ( indirectley, they get 15% "commission") . Above all else, you will never own the accounts...they belong to Jani-King. If you have a customer service problem, Jani-King will send an "account manager" to visit the client and you will be charged for his visit( ie expenses + £25/hour).
If you obtain customers by your own means, those accounts will belong to Jani King and you will have to pay them 15% each month.
If you decide to leave Jani King, they will only pay you a third of what you initially paid them for each account.
BEWARE - JANI KING IS NOT A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
THE BFA HAS WASHED ITS HANDS OF THIS COMPANY
If anyone has experienced problems with Jani King (GB) Limited I would suggest the following :
Contact the CIB at the DTI with this complaint form http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/complaintformcib.htm
Companies Investigation Branch has the responsibility for conducting investigations into companies using the statutory powers of enquiry contained in the Companies Act 1985.
Tell them about any negligent misrepresentation and fraudulent inducement you think you have experienced
Logging your complaint is one click away!
Contact the BFA http://www.thebfa.org/
JANI KING HAS HAD ITS BFA ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP TERMINATED
Contact a solicitor John Pratt who will offer some free advice : [email protected]
or 0121 237 2020