Carpenter & Co offer a fixed fee for residential possession claims. This means the fee will be limited to £1,350.00 plus 20% VAT (£1,620.00). That price includes:
- Meeting you and taking instructions;
- Advising you on the most appropriate route to acquiring possession;
- Advising you on the statutory requirements underpinning your claim;
- Drafting the notice requiring possession;
- Advice on service of the notice;
- Drafting the claim form and particulars claim;
- Drafting your witness statement;
- The court issue fee (currently £355);
- Drafting the advocate’s instructions for the hearing;
- The advocate’s costs of representing you at the first hearing (if required);
- Reporting to you.
If the court does not make a possession order at the first hearing (or on the papers) our charges would then be calculated by reference to the amount of time that we spend dealing with your file. This includes attending on you and others, dealing with papers, sending and receiving letters and emails, telephone calls, travelling to and from Court or other destinations and any other time that we may spend dealing with this matter on your behalf. You will be given an estimate of the costs for this additional work based on the reasons for not granting a possession order at the first hearing and the subsequent work this will generate. This can vary from case to case.
If the tenant fails to vacate at the date of the possession order, the following additional charges apply:
- Court fee for warrant of possession (bailiff’s appointment) £110
- Solicitors’ costs £175 plus VAT to include:
- Drafting the request for a warrant of possession and filing the same at court;
- Notifying you of the date of the eviction;
- Confirming the bailiff’s appointment with the court;
- Completing the bailiff’s risk assessment questionnaire;
- Advising you on the arrangements for the eviction appointment.
Please contact Chris Davies by email at ChrisD@carpenterssolicitors.co.uk or by telephone on 020 8669 5145 for further information.
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