Complaints RetailADR Can Deal With

We can only deal with complaints regarding businesses and traders that either;

  1. Have signed as a Member of RetailADR; or
  2. Agree to engage with RetailADR in relation to a particular complaint (meaning they have agreed to abide by RetailADR’s Scheme Rules and Member Rules).

Who are members of RetailADR?

airline dispute resolution members members of untilities adr members list of the retail ombudsman non-members of the retail ombudsman Default

We can deal with most disputes between consumers and traders including disputes in relation to:

  • Returning goods
  • Faulty goods
  • Missing parts
  • Delivery
  • Customer service
  • Pricing
  • Misrepresentation
  • Product description

We cannot deal with complaints about any of the following:

Sector Where you should take your complaint
Financial institutions(i.e. Banks)  

Financial Ombudsman –


Vehicle sales and servicing  

The Motor Ombudsman –


Estate/Letting agents  

The Property Ombudsman –

01722 333306

Ombudsman-Services –


Utility providers (water, gas, electricity) where the complaint is in relation to a domestic bill Consumer Council for Water –

Ombudsman-Services –

Phone service providers  

Ombudsman-Services – www.ombudsman-services/communications



Legal Ombudsman –

0300 555 0333


Other professional advisers Citizens Advice Bureau – who will direct you to the appropriate body


1) Before taking your complaint to any of the above organisations you must first have complained direct to the business that sold you the goods or services.

2) Complaints to RetailADR can be submitted without the need for any independent advice or third party representation.