If Things Go Wrong

TrustMark Dispute Resolution

 

Reaching a Resolution

Quality assurance is at the heart of everything TrustMark does. All our Registered Businesses sign up to our Customer Charter which demonstrates their commitment to customer service and high levels of technical standards.

Our rigorous dispute resolution process is there to ensure both consumers and Registered Businesses are able to resolve situations effectively however sometimes that is not always possible. By being a member of the Dispute Resolution Ombudsman, we will be able to offer our Registered Businesses and their customers an impartial and flexible way of reaching a resolution when all our processes have been exhausted.

 


The Dispute Resolution Process

The steps below outline the process for you to follow if you have a dispute with a TrustMark Registered Business.

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Under the TrustMark Framework Operating Requirements, Scheme Providers are responsible for the conduct of their members and must do their best to help resolve disputes between businesses and their customers. If the dispute is complex, the Scheme Provider may suggest using an independent Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provider to help resolve the matter.

At TrustMark we understand that dealing with disputes can be stressful and our priority is to help consumers achieve fair, timely and cost-effective solutions. Our role is not to investigate specific consumer complaints, but we work closely with our Scheme Providers, and they with their Registered Businesses, to ensure that the correct processes and procedures within the TrustMark scheme have been followed.

However, if you have a concern which relates directly to, or about TrustMark, we would like to hear from you.

 


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DRO Guide for Consumers

The Dispute Resolution Ombudsman has created a guide for consumers.
The Ombudsman can look into a complaint about:

- The work you have had carried out by a business/tradesperson
- Installation of goods or the workmanship
- The service you have received
- Contractual disputes

You can raise a dispute via the DRO online portal. 

https://www.disputeresolutionombudsman.org/dispute


In order for the dispute to be taken on by the DRO, it must pass through a triage service which will check specifics such as:

 

  • 12 weeks have passed since the initial complaint

  • The TrustMark dispute resolution process has been exhausted, including Scheme Provider intervention

  • The business is registered with TrustMark

  • A final response has been presented

  • Binding ADR has not already been passed

  • The complaint is not older than 12 months

 

Registered Business?

Visit your Business Portal for tools and resources as part of your TrustMark Membership.