Boiler insurance - Engineer turned up late
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Waiting in for an engineer to turn up to fix a problem can be tiresome… and if they turn up late it can be infuriating. You may be able to claim some compensation or a ‘goodwill’ payment from your provider.
You should know
- You cannot raise your case to the ombudsman until 8 weeks after you have first raised your complaint with your insurer
- Your complaint must also not be older than nine months.
- For an accurate decision by the ombudsman you should provide a detailed file of your communications and supporting documentation
How long do you have to wait?
If you cannot resolve your issue you cannot raise your case to the ombudsman until 8 weeks after you have first raised your complaint with your insurer, or you have received a ‘letter of deadlock’ from the company stating that they cannot resolve the issue as you have asked.
Is there a time limit?
Your complaint must also not be older than nine months.
What will the ombudsman do?
For an accurate decision by the ombudsman you should provide a detailed file of your communications and supporting documentation. In addition make sure you explain what you want as an outcome as this will help them assess your case.
What is a deadlock letter?
Your case will be considered to have reached deadlock if the company:
- Feels it has done everything it can
- It is unwilling or unable to give you what you are requesting
- It says there isn’t reasonable cause for complaint
Or if neither you or the company is willing to change.
These types of situation are known as deadlock.
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