Customer Complaints Procedure
Frestons is a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPOS) and a firm accredited by safeagent. At Frestons we want you to be fully satisfied with our service. Sometimes things don’t go to plan and when something does go wrong, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.
If you have a complaint, our directors who you usually deal with will try to resolve it that day, so please tell them in the first instance.
Should they need some time to look into the matter, they will explain why and tell you how long it will take. If you’re not happy with the response you receive from the team, you can get in touch through our formal complaints procedure below.
Please put your formal complaint in writing either by email or letter, including as much detail as possible.
You can ask someone to help you put your complaint in writing if you wish. If you cannot put your complaint in writing, please contact us so we can document your complaint for you.
When contacting us, please tell us:
Your name and contact details
Confirmation of what your relationship is to the company
The full address of the property in question (if applicable)
The aspect of our service you are complaining about
How you would like to resolve any potential issue
We will then respond in line with the timeframes set out below. You can get in touch in two different ways – either by post:
Frestons Estate Agents Limited
62 Grasvenor Avenue
or by email: email@example.com
What will happen next?
We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three working days, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
We will investigate your complaint. A formal written outcome of our investigation will be sent to you within 10 working days of sending the acknowledgement letter. If there is a reason why we need more time than this we will tell you why.
If, at this stage, you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you should contact us again and we will arrange for a separate review to take place by a more senior member of staff.
We will write to you within 10 working days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final viewpoint on the matter. If we need more time than this we will tell you why. If you still remain dissatisfied, you can then contact The Property Ombudsman (TPO) to request an independent review:
The Property Ombudsman
43-55 Milford Street
Wiltshire SP1 2BP
Telephone number: 01722 333 306
Please note the following:
You will need to submit your complaint to The Property Ombudsman within 12 months of receiving our final viewpoint letter, including any evidence to support your case.
The Property Ombudsman requires that all complaints are addressed through this in-house complaints procedure, before being submitted to them for their independent review.