Letter to appeal to higher authorities when complaint letters don't work


  1. Zero in on a person or agency to whom you could take the complaint. It should have the responsibility of the person or business against whom you complain. Avoid any irrelevant information. Use a sharp but respectful tone.
  2. Mention the reason for writing this letter. Explain your complaint in detail. Include all the necessary information about dates, names, transactions, verbal statements or earlier letters.
  3. Attach the photocopies of receipts and any other relevant documents. Keep the original copies.
  4. End with a note of confidence in receiving a response.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I have been requesting your Cranfield office in vain, and therefore, I am approaching you as a final alternative. I have owned a small piece of land in Mt.Gilmore area where street bikers give shots to their skills at climbing the narrow slopes. They have been causing severe soil erosion in this area.

Not only this, but they have also been involved in riding across my property. It causes severe cuts and erosion in my property. I have spoken to your people at the Cranfield office, but they seem indifferent to the problem and are just not willing to respond. I, therefore, request you to take up the matter. I have enclosed explicit photographs of the damage done, and also about the communication I have sent to your Cranfield office. I expect that you take immediate action.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Letter to appeal to higher authorities when complaint letters don't work.

Further things to consider when writing complaint letters to customer service

Further things to consider when writing complaint letters to customer service

Complaint Letters

Complaint letters are letters written to a certain authority to address an unacceptable or unsatisfactory behavior or situation. They are used to address any offense, wrongdoing, grievance, or resentment arising out of products or services. Basically, complaint letters are used to raise concerns about unfair doings and seek a productive outcome. Some of the most common mistakes people complain about include defective or incomplete order, abnormal delays in sending consignments, mistakes in bills or reminders for payment, dispatching products of wrong quality, or even a neighbor's misconduct.

Complaint letters can be written by anyone for any reason. Provided you have a purpose and the facts to back up your complaint; then you can put together a complaint letter. State the actual complaint and put in all the necessary details such as the number of times the issue has occurred. Mention what actions you expect to be taken regarding your complaint (suggest solutions if necessary). If you are writing a complaint to a home owner about something that happened, explain clearly how the events transpired. Use a cordial and polite tone and ask for a response before closing your letter.

Letters to Customer Service

Letters to customer service are letters sent to the person in charge of offering assistance and advice to customers or clients in a company. The recipient of these letters could be the customer service manager or any other person in the customer service department. There are many types of letters written to the customer service. The most common ones include inquiry letters to inquire information about products and services, complaint letters to file a complaint, and thank-you letters to thank a company for quality services. For any reason you may want to write to customer service, your letter must be formal.

The best letters to customer service are short and straightforward. Make sure to address the letter accordingly. For instance, if you know the customer service manager, address him/her by name. However, if you don't know his/her name or anyone in the customer service department, address your letter as "To whom it may concern". State your name and the reason for your letter. Convey your message clearly. Provide necessary information such as contact details. Be polite and professional even if you are filing a complaint. End the letter positively or by calling the recipient to action.

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