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Building Survey

Investment in property is the biggest single investment most of us will make. A defective property suffering for example, from subsidence, damp or rot may cost many thousands or occasionally tens of thousands of pounds to repair. Most of us are not qualified to identify these defects ourselves. Instructing a qualified surveyor to prepare a report will provide peace of mind and if repairs are necessary, the opportunity is open to renegotiate the price with the vendor.

There are a number of different types of surveys available:-

Valuation Report This is a basic report which if you are purchasing with the benefit of a mortgage will be required by the mortgage lender. These reports may not pick up concealed defects and if the report is only prepared for your mortgage lender, you cannot strictly rely upon its contents – meaning that if the survey later turns out to be inaccurate you will not be able to bring a case against the Surveyor.

Homebuyer’s Report This is a report set out on a standard format. The report is not generally suitable for properties older than 100 years, properties which are obviously in poor condition or properties requiring renovation or significant alterations. The report may only deal with urgent matters requiring attention for example major visible defects. It may contain recommendations about obtaining supplemental reports from specialist contractors, for example, concerning damp proofing and roof repairs.

Full Structural Survey This is suitable for older properties, those where renovations or alterations are planned or those properties which have been subject to major renovations in the past. ‘Flat conversions’ or such like often conceal structural defects. Even a full structural survey can only examine the accessible parts of a building. A Vendor will not usually agree to surveyors lifting floorboards! However, these do provide a more detailed analysis of the condition of the property and will contain more detailed advice concerning repair.We are able to recommend you to local reputable Chartered Surveyors.

Employment Law- Fixed Fees

INITIAL FREE HALF HOUR APPOINTMENT

This includes:- Attending you for a preliminary appointment to see whether you have a case or can defend a case. Please note that this is for 30 minutes only and does not include advice in writing.


We are able to offer fixed fees to both claimants and respondents in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. Please contact us for specialist advice and further details.

Preliminary Advice

This includes:

Taking instructions (up to 1.5 hours)

Detailed advice letter

 

Fee £250

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Advising employee on an Acas Early Conciliation Notification (now an essential first step before lodging an employment claim)

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

  

Preparation of a Claim Form ET1 on behalf of an employee

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

  

Preparation of a Claimant's Schedule of Loss

 

Fee £200

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240

 

 Preparation of a Claimant's List of Documents

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Advising an employee in relation to a flexible working request

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

 Preparation of contracts of employment and statutory terms and conditions

 

Fee £250 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £300 - £480

  

Preparation of standard disciplinary and grievance procedures

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

 

Drafting and preparation of Respondent’s Response ET3

 

Fee £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £480

Preparation of Witness Statements

Fee £200 - £400

VAT @20%

TOTAL £240 - £480

Lynn Parris

Conveyancing Executive
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Nadine Ashford

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Nicola Davies

Chartered Legal Executive
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Robin Comber

Chartered Legal Executive
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11 Hyde Gardens
Eastbourne
East Sussex 
BN21 4PP
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Brooks Close
Lewes
BN7 2FZ
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Peacehaven
East Sussex
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