How to make a complaint
Just fill in the online complaints form on the make a complaint page and we’ll be in touch to discuss the complaint and what we will do.
Things to consider before logging a complaint:
- If you are reporting anti-social behaviour, please complete the anti-social behaviour form.
- If you are reporting a repair for the first time, this can be logged through My Riverside.
- Let us know who you are, we want to work with you to find a solution and won’t be able to anonymously.
- Complaints need to be received within six months of the event occurrence.
What to do when you’re unhappy with the service you’ve received
Things go wrong from time to time and by telling us what’s gone wrong, we can help put things right for you. Your feedback will help us improve our service to you.
What is Riverside’s Complaints Process?
When you complain to us, your complaint will be allocated to a trained member of our team who will support you along the complaints process. We will contact you by the end of the next working day we will try to resolve the problem when we first contact you and agree with you what will happen next. We aim to provide a response within five working days. We understand that all complaints are different and will always agree any new timescales. We refer to this as our Frontline Resolution-Stage 1 complaint. If you are not happy with the resolution provided at this stage, you can contact us to ask us to escalate your complaint for review. This is referred to as a Review-Stage 2 complaint. At this point, you can let us know why you feel the issue is unresolved and what you think should have been done to resolve it. Further investigation and review will take place and we aim to do this and provide a final resolution within 10 days.
What if I’m unhappy with the outcome?
If your complaint is not resolved by us you can take your complaint to a designated person. This could be an MP, your local councillor or a recognised tenant panel. You can also go directly to the Housing Ombudsmen eight weeks after you have had your final response to your complaint from us.
The Housing Ombudsman Service can assist residents throughout the life of a complaint and not just at the point where you have been through our process to encourage earlier and more effective complaint resolution.
For more details about our procedure click here.
Tell us when things have gone well
It’s good to hear about when we’ve delivered excellent service, you’ve had a positive experience that you want to share or you just want to give us a general comment. Tell us what you think by filling in a comments form.
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