All work is carried out on a fee basis. Fees are quoted for each contract in advance. Having agreed fees, clients are required to enter into a formal contract for all commissions.
The fees are charged in one of two ways:
- On a fixed hourly rate (minimum 4 hours) when:
working on a short time basis
The value of the contract is less than £40,000/€51,280 (approx)
A job is of an advisory nature – including all advice for litigation
An hourly rate will be quoted and agreed with clients before a commission is accepted.
- On a percentage basis of the total value of the contract:
The percentage varies depending on the geographical position and the degree of difficulty of the contract
The percentage rate will be quoted and agreed with clients before a commission is accepted.
Expenses may include:
Fees to local authorities
Duplication of contracts and plans
All contracts require sufficient copies for distribution to the site, local authorities, and contractors for invitation to tender. The exact number required cannot always be determined at the outset of a job.
Travel expenses will be claimed for contracts in France and the Channel Islands and for distances exceeding 25 miles in the UK.
NB Whenever possible travel costs are shared between clients – particularly when working on contracts in France.
For accommodation in 2 or 3 star hotels and for living and out of pocket expenses.
(Long distance, i.e. over 50 miles) This excludes French contracts where the fee structure includes the cost of necessary phone calls to France.
Translation of Documents
Documentation is generated in the language of the country of contract. If the client wishes to have these contract documents translated into any other language (i.e. translation not necessary for carrying out the contract) he/she must pay for the translation.