If you have something you'd like to raise with us, read through below to find out how you can contact us about a complaint.

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have a complaint about a search or any aspect of our service, please contact us as follows:

As soon as we receive your complaint

  • We will acknowledge in writing within five working days of receipt. If your complaint was not made in writing, we will also confirm our understanding of the complaint made.
  • We will try to resolve your complaint fully within 20 working days. If there are valid reasons why it may take longer to consider your complaint, we will keep you fully informed in writing (or via telephone or email if you prefer) and provide a response within a maximum of 40 working days.
  • We will also liaise, at your request, with anyone acting on your behalf.

After we have investigated your complaint

Once we have completed our investigation we will send you a final response about your complaint in writing, supported by reasons for our decision.

If you are not satisfied with our final response

If you are not satisfied with the final response or we have exceeded the response timescales, you may refer your complaint to an ombudsman service.

1.The Property Ombudsman Scheme

Please refer any complaints in relation to our products or service to The Property Ombudsmen. This gives you access to an independent dispute resolution service that will make a fair and reasonable judgement of your complaint. The Ombudsman can award compensation of up to £5,000 if it finds that you have suffered actual financial loss and/or aggravation, distress or inconvenience as a result of us failing to keep to the Code.

The Property Ombudsman Scheme, Milford House, 43-55 Milford Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2BP (Tel: 01722 333306, Fax: 01722 332296, Email:

2. The Legal Ombudsman

If you are a firm of solicitors, you can refer your complaint to The Legal Ombudsman, PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ (Tel: 0300 555 0333, Email:

3. The Financial Ombudsman Service

If your complaint is in relation to our insurance products you can refer your complaint to The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9SR (Tel: 0207964 1000, Fax: 020 7964 1001, Email:

We will co-operate fully with the relevant ombudsman whilst they investigate any complaint that we are unable to resolve to the client’s satisfaction and will comply with any decision they make.

If your complaint relates to a third party

If your complaint relates to a search or services carried out by a third party, we will make contact with them on your behalf and provide details of your complaint. We will confirm this to you in writing within 5 days of receipt of your complaint, and provide their contact details. They will be responsible for responding to you directly regarding your complaint.

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