How Residentsline Handle Complaints
We aim to treat our customers fairly at all times, especially when they feel they have cause for complaint. We take any complaint very seriously.
Any complaint, whether made in writing or verbally, is immediately referred to our Complaints Officer. We also record any complaint we receive. Our Complaints Officer is responsible for ensuring that we thoroughly investigate any complaints.
You can register a complaint in writing to us at: 29 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DJ send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 281235.
As soon as a complaint is received:
All written complaints will be acknowledged by our Complaints Officer in writing within five business days of receipt.
All verbal complaints will also be acknowledged by our Complaints Officer in writing within five business days of receipt. This acknowledgement letter will also contain our understanding of the complaint and will ask the complainant to confirm in writing that he/she agrees with our understanding of the matter.
If the complaint can be resolved within five business days our acknowledgement letter will also outline the result of our investigation, unless the complaint can be resolved to your satisfaction by the end of three business days after receipt when we will provide you with a summary of the resolution of the complaint.
If our investigation is not resolved within five business days, our acknowledgement letter will confirm that we will:
- Investigate the complaint and aim to respond within four weeks of receiving the complaint
- Explain that, if we cannot complete the investigation within four weeks of receiving the complaint, we will write again giving the reason for the delay
- Explain that on completion of our investigation we will inform the complainant of the outcome and the options available to him/her.
If your complaint is regarding claims handling, or the Insurer who provides your Insurance protection you need to escalate your complaint directly with your Insurance Company. Details of how to contact your Insurance Companies complaints team is shown in your policy wording.
After we have investigated the complaint:
Immediately on completion of our investigation our Complaints Officer will write to the complainant notifying you of the outcome of our investigation.
Our letter will also advise that if the complainant is not satisfied with the outcome, they may refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service and will point out that such a referral should be made within the next six months or he/she may lose that right.
Our letter will include the name, address, website address and telephone number of the Ombudsman and a leaflet which explains the Ombudsman arrangements, or which (for complaints received electronically including by e-mail) directs the customer to the Financial Ombudsman Service Consumer Leaflet which is available to view at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/.
If we cannot resolve the complaint within four weeks: If, for any reason, our investigation is not concluded within four weeks, our Complaints Officer will write to the complainant again informing him/her that our investigation is continuing, giving the reasons for the delay and a date by which our Complaints Officer expects to be able to contact the complainant again.
If we cannot resolve the complaint within eight weeks: While we would always aim to complete an investigation within eight weeks, if, for any reason, our investigation is not concluded within this period, our Complaints Officer will write to the complainant again. We will inform him/her of the reasons for the further delay and advise that if he/she is not satisfied with our progress he/she may refer the complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. See www.financial- ombudsman.org.uk for further details.
This letter will also point out that such a referral should be made within the next six months or the complainant may lose that right. Our letter will include the name, address, telephone number and website address of the Ombudsman and a l eaflet which explains the Ombudsman arrangements, or which (for complaints received electronically including by e-mail) directs the customer to the Financial Ombudsman Service Consumer Leaflet which is available to view at www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk.
This page was updated in June 2023.