Sometimes we may get things wrong, if that happens we want you to tell us so we can put it right.
The Housing Ombudsman is an independent organisation which deals with disputes between tenants and landlords. From April 2013, if you want to contact the Housing Ombudsman Service your complaint will first need to be considered by a ‘designated person’.
This is a stage which has been introduced into social housing complaints procedures by the Localism Act 2011 to give local people a more active role in resolving complaints.
Designated persons are defined in the Act as MPs, local councillors or designated tenants' panels. Local people can set up their own tenants' panels but they need to be recognised as such by their landlord. If you would like more information about these panels please contact us.You can refer your complaint directly to the Ombudsman (and without a referral from a designated person) eight weeks after you have exhausted (completed) our internal procedure.
More information can be found on the Chartered Institute of Housing website.
Contact details for the Housing Ombudsman:
Housing Ombudsman Service
Harbour Exchange Square
London E14 9GE