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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What our customers think

  • Shameem Bhyat

    Paul at Samuel Estates has been exceptional. His no-nonsense attitude helped enormously with the sale of my house. At a time when good conveyancers are hard to come by, Paul made great recommendations and facilitated communications with all parties with speed and efficiency, always keeping me in the loop at every stage of the process. It can certainly be challenging when it comes to selling your home but Paul really made the process easy. Thank you so much.

  • Kayley Donnelly

    This was the smoothest experience I've had moving to a new flat. Daniel was really helpful and very accommodating when we tried to arrange a second viewing. He was very responsive to emails which I really appreciated, and unlike other agencies I was not harassed with lots of phone calls! Very happy with the flat and the service received.

  • Bel Vita

    The worst agency I've ever rented in, they don't care about the tenant's welfare, no repairs are done, they want to hold the tenant responsible for everything, I do not recommend it!

  • David Evans

    We had a great experience with Samuel Estates. Bilal was our estate agent and he was a great asset to us getting the property we loved. Thanks so much and we would definitely use these guys again!

  • raj kumar

    special thanks to Daniel. he has been very kind and helpful. he made that whole thing very easy. very professional and friendly agent.
    Lina Svegzdaite is an AMAZING property manager. very professional and very friendly. Highly experienced. i am very happy and thank her for giving the wonderful experience when it comes maintenance issues.

    thanks SAMUEL ESTATES management team for having Daniel and Lina.

  • Bilge Gündüz

    Top real estate agency. Special thanks to Daniel for finding us a perfect flat that meets all our needs! Highly recommended!

  • Charlie

    I’m not someone to usually write a review, but I was highly impressed with the service I received from Samuel Estates. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a new home. I have had to move a few times over the last few years and she was the best estate agent I have ever dealt with. She was helpful, professional and answered any questions we had promptly and efficiently. She made the process stress-free and took care to make sure we was happy every step of the way. I highly recommend.

  • Conor MacLeay

    Jessica was very helpful throughout the process. Would recommend Samuel Estates.

  • Lucy Robinson

    Highly recommend Samuel Estates.Sold & bought properties with them & experienced expertise & efficiency from start to finish.Competitive pricing, highly knowledgeable & know the properties inside & out, providing confidence to both seller & purchaser.

  • David

    Good service no pressure from agent professional and helpful.

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London
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London
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London
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