Boiler insurance - Work not covered by service agreement
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If you need to have your boiler repaired, but the repair was not covered by your boiler service agreement then you may be liable for extra costs. Your engineer should inform you if you have to pay before carrying out any work. You should always double-check the small print of your agreement document to check your agreement for any exclusions before you have work done on your boiler.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
- If you’re making a complaint about an insurance claim rather than a mis-sold policy, check your documents to see who the “underwriter” is. You’ll need to make a complaint to that organisation.
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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