Hawes & Co is a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPOS) and we aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our customers. To ensure that your interests are safeguarded we have the following complaints procedure in place.
The aim of this process is to resolve all customer issues or concerns as quickly as possible. In the majority of cases we hope that any issues can be resolved quickly and amicably to customers’ satisfaction at branch level.
Branch Managers of Estate Agency and Allied Matters
Ms S Walker 26 Coombe Road, New Malden, KT3 4QF 0208 949 5856
Mr S Welford 67 Victoria Road, Surbiton, KT6 4NR 0208 390 6565
Mr S Ashby 6 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX 0208 946 6547
Mr J Gordon 91 The Broadway, Wimb. SW19 1QE 0208 542 6600
Mr J A Cooper 66 Coombe Lane, Raynes Pk SW20 0LA 0208 946 3000
Ms N Ashworth 29 High Street, Thames Ditton KT7 0SD 0208 398 2500
Stage One – Branch Manager
Where your complaint is initially made orally, you will be requested to send a
written summary of your complaint to the Branch Manager of the estate agency branch you have been dealing with. Only written complaints will be dealt with under this procedure and they will endeavour to liaise with you quickly and resolve your complaint immediately, no later than 5 working days from first notification.
Stage Two – Managing Director
If, after you have dealt with the Branch Manager, you remain dissatisfied you may address your concerns, in writing to one of the Joint Managing Directors. Richard Gee for Sales and Lawson Hewett for Lettings and Management. Once received your letter will be acknowledged within 3 working days and you will receive a response within 15 working days from receipt of your letter.
The address to write to is:
Richard Gee/Lawson Hewett
Hawes & Co
67 Victoria Road
Stage Three – The Property Ombudsman
If you still remain dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint after dealing with the Directors, and once you have received a Final Viewpoint letter from the Managing Director concerned, you may approach The Property Ombudsman.
Details of how to contact The Property Ombudsman will be contained within the Final Viewpoint letter sent as the final response to your complaint. Information can also be found online at www.tpos.co.uk.
• You must make your complaint to The Property Ombudsman within 6 months of the date of our Final Viewpoint letter.
• The Property Ombudsman will not consider your complaint until our internal complaints procedure has been exhausted and you have received our Final Viewpoint letter.