We aim to provide an excellent service to all our tenants, ensuring that everyone feels both valued and respected. We acknowledge that sometimes things go wrong and when they do, our aim is to put things right as soon as possible, learn from our mistakes and improve the way we work as a result. We believe that complaints are an excellent opportunity to listen and respond to our residents and other customers in a proactive way.
The Housing Ombudsman's Complaint Handling Code
In 2020 the Housing Ombudsman released its first Complaint Handling Code. The purpose of the code is to enable the swift resolution of complaints, providing clarity for customers and the opportunity to learn for landlords. The code also promotes the need for proactive communication with residents and easy access to the service.
The Complaint Handing Code was updated in 2022, to make it stronger and encourage a positive complaint handling culture. We have recently finished carrying out a new self-assessment against the new requirements. We are proud to say that we already comply with the code in most areas.
The code is also a guide for you, our residents, setting out what you should expect from their us when you complain.
You can find the 2022 Housing Ombudsman Complaints Handling Code here.
You can find our current Self-Assessment against the code here.
We will do everything we can to resolve a complaint informally and quickly. If we cannot agree a course of action together, the complaint will then be escalated to the formal stage of the complaints procedure.
To make a formal complaint please use the form below.
Click on the leaflet icon to download a copy of our Complaints leaflet and learn more about our complaints process.