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Most major house builders belong to the National House Building Council (NHBC) and a contract for the purchaser of a property from such a developer should require the builder to provide NHBC insurance against structural defects. Smaller developers will often provide a similar insurance policy.

It is an inflexible requirement of mortgage lenders that new properties have the benefit of insurance against structural defect – and accordingly the value of any new property without this insurance will be adversely affected.

The NHBC Buildmark Scheme provides:-

  • The builder agrees to put right any defects to the property notified in the first 2 years – where the defect arises from a failure to build the property in accordance with NHBC requirements.
  • The NHBC underwrites the agreement promising to compensate the Purchaser if the builder fails to fulfil their agreement to remedy defects during the first 2 years or to meet the cost of any repairs in the next 8 years where the loss exceeds £500 – and the defect is of a structural nature.
  • The NHBC policy protects all owners of the property within the first 10 years of construction.

The NHBC Certificate will not cover claims for subsidence – this should be covered by buildings insurance.

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

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