Complaints Procedure

Complaints Procedure

Our Service Promises

We have a reputation for providing excellent service to our customers and clients, and it’s a reputation we work hard to maintain. But we also recognise that sometimes things can go wrong. So, if there’s a problem with any aspect of the service you receive from us, we’ll look after you and manage your complaint with the upmost care.

Our Complaints Process:

Step 1 

First, please talk to us and let us know what the problem is. The chances are we can sort the problem out quickly by the branch staff, so please contact them first.

Step 2 

If our branch staff cannot resolve things straight away, they’ll pass your complaint to the Branch Manager. You’ll receive formal confirmation of receipt of your complaint within three working days. We will then write to you again within fifteen working days to provide you with a formal written outcome of our investigation or, write to you to let you know how things are progressing.

Step 3 

If you remain dissatisfied, you can further pursue your complaint. At this point, we’ll pass your case to a Company Director. This should provide the opportunity for a quick, separate and detached review of your claim. We’ll complete a review of your complaint, and send you a response within 15 working days.

Step 4 

If we still cannot reach an agreement with you to settle your complaint, we will send you a ‘final response’. If you are not satisfied with our final response, you can then refer your complaint to the Ombudsman. Please note that you have six months from the date of our final response to refer your case to the Ombudsman.

The Property Ombudsman contact details are as follows: 

The Property Ombudsman
Milford House
43-55 Milford Street
Salisbury
SP1 2BP

Telephone: 01722 333306

To find out more visit any Samuel Estates branch or call us on 020 8090 9000. Alternatively, you can email our Managing Director, Nicholas Samuel MARLA MNAEA nick@samuelestates.com

Protecting your Deposit

We are a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme which safeguards your deposit. It also aims to resolve any dispute over the return of your deposit swiftly, inexpensively and impartially.

Further details are available www.tenancydepositscheme.com

Please be aware the landlord may wish to hold and register the deposit themselves. If this is the case, we will advise you accordingly and a provide you with the certificate.

Your Assurance of Quality Service

We work to deliver best service in everything we do. This includes the support and protection offered by our range of professional memberships.

The Property Ombudsman Scheme

The member agents comply with a Code of Practice which lays down standards of business conduct. The Property Ombudsman provides landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers with a free, independent and impartial complaints resolution process. There is a Code of Practice available in all our offices, and we are happy to provide you with a copy, on request.

Office of Fair Trading

This regulatory body sets out the legal regulations for the estate agents.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)

ARLA sets out a code of practice for letting and managing properties. It helps us ensure clear and successful arrangements between landlords and tenants and provides a full understanding of the latest regulations. It also includes:

  • Correct handling and accounting procedures,
  • A bonded scheme to protect the landlord’s income from letting,
  • Complaints and disputes procedures,
  • Clear, practical information for landlords and tenants,
  • Professional indemnity insurance.

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA)

We are proud to be a fully licensed and regulated member of The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). The NAEA is the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency. Its 10,000 members both in the UK and overseas, are bound by strict rules of conduct to ensure they offer you the highest level of integrity and service. At the same time, the Association’s entry qualification means you can be sure you are dealing with an expert.

Member of the Tenant Deposit Service (TDS) and Deposit Protection Service (DPS)

TDS protects your deposit, ensuring it is returned promptly at the end of tenancy where there is no dispute. It also provides an independent solution, should there be any dispute.

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  • Kyran Farrell

    We are very grateful for the inordinate amount of help we had during a sale we had to make for a departed relative. Unexpected problems were handled calmy and speedily for us and communication was good and effective at keeping the process moving against the odds at times. Definitely an agency to recommend.

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    I was renting flat for 2 years with Samuel Estates and level of support and professionalism which they offer is incredible! They're very nice, polite and working fast with your request, very good in problem solving. My first contact was based in Merton Mills and gentleman who was dealing with our flat was Chi, if you ever would like to rent flat in this area ask for him! I highly recommend this estate agency 🙂

  • Emily Pye

    We were looking to rent a new property and Stefano found us the perfect place despite our long list of required features! He was quick to reply and deal with all of our queries along the way. Highly recommend! Thank you Stefano.

  • A Google User

    We were looking to rent a new property and Stefano found us the perfect place despite our long list of required features! He was quick to reply and deal with all of our queries along the way. Highly recommend! Thank you Stefano.

  • Fiona Gordo

    We recently rented a flat through Samuel Estates and their service and support has been fantastic. They responded quickly & courteously to our queries. The flat had a couple of small issues (leaky tap, light not working etc) - they sorted it out straight away and without fuss. The electrician & plumber were friendly, helpful and they both did a great job. We are very impressed with the service from all teams involved - thanks all!

  • Raluca Budau

    Yohana has been very helpful, professional and ensured that end of tenancy process was done smoothly!!

  • Claire Mathecade

    Samuel Estates is a great agency and have been very efficient in term of contract signed and viewing proposal.
    Theyhave been very professional and understanding - a big thanks to Stefano B. and Ryan C. for the work done.
    Best,
    C

  • Joanne McCarthy

    What can I say?! Samuel Estates sold my house, fuss free, in a pandemic!As an estate agent of 15 years I can have overly fussy, high standards but Paul and team dealt with what could have been a total nightmare swiftly and got it over the line. Highly recommend. Thank you all so much for making it so easy. Happy Christmas!!! Jo.

  • Joanne McCarthy

    What can I say?! Samuel Estates sold my house, fuss free, in a pandemic!

    As an estate agent of 15 years I can have overly fussy, high standards but Paul and team dealt with what could have been a total nightmare swiftly and got it over the line. Highly recommend. Thank you all so much for making it so easy. Happy Christmas!!! Jo.

  • Dani Villanueva

    We are happy to have dealt with this company. Our agent was always very friendly, attentive, professional and efficient. This helped make the move as smooth as possible.

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London
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London
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