Complaints handling procedure
It is the aim of Blossom to provide a very high standard of service to every client. It is important to us that all complaints are resolved as quickly as possible and to the complete satisfaction of our clients. This procedure explains how we will deal with any complaints. It also tells you what you can do if you think your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction.
If you have a complaint
If you have a complaint about any aspect of our service then we would like to hear from you. You can contact us by telephone or in writing and your complaint will be resolved by the appropriate person in the shortest possible time. To help us to investigate and resolve your concerns as quickly as possible, you should in the first instance contact the department with which you have been dealing. To help us resolve your problem you should provide the following information:
- Your full name and contact information
- Full details of your complaint
- Your agreement details
- Details of what you would like us to do to put things right
- Photocopies of any relevant paperwork
We will try to resolve your complaint immediately; however, sometimes this may not be possible. In the unlikely event that we are not able to resolve your complaint by the end of the next business day, we will keep you informed of the progress of our investigations and provide our final response in writing providing our findings and the action to then take.
If you have a regulated consumer contract with us and are not satisfied with our final response, you may be eligible to refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
If you have any questions in relation to our Complaints Handling Procedure, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you.
BVRLA’s Conciliation Service
If an amicable resolution to a complaint cannot be agreed between yourself and Blossom Leasing Limited you may escalate your complaint to the BVRLA as below:
The BVRLA is approved by Government as a Consumer ADR body under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015.
Unresolved disputes may be referred to the BVRLA by either the customer or the member involved.
Details should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the customer does not have access to email, details can be sent by post to:
The BVRLA will aim to resolve the matter using the information presented by both parties to the dispute. Any information requested from the member should be sent to the BVRLA within five working days. Based on the information available, the BVRLA will provide both parties with its findings and recommendations.
BVRLA aims to resolve complaints through the Conciliation Service within 30 days.
Members must comply with the Conciliation Service's findings
What is covered under the Conciliation Service?
The Conciliation Service will investigate potential breaches of the Codes of Conduct, which sets out the standards the BVRLA expects from its members. The Conciliation Service can only look at matters that relate to disputes arising from the activities of BVRLA members.
Where the Conciliation Service finds in favour of the customer, we will look to ensure that any unjustified charges incorrectly raised by the member are refunded in full. The service cannot adjudicate on the quantum of the amount charged, only on whether the charge was correctly raised.
The Conciliation Service does not have any jurisdiction to award compensation payments.
No restriction of rights
BVRLA members must comply with the rulings of the Conciliation Service. Use of the Conciliation Service does not restrict the rights of a complainant to pursue remedies through the courts.
Monitoring and compliance
The BVRLA's continual monitoring and internal procedures are aimed at ensuring that members meet their obligation to comply with this Code of Conduct