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The principle of “buyer beware” applies to the purchase of property in English Law. Accordingly it is the task of the Buyer’s Solicitors to investigate and find out as much about the property as possible.

There are a number of different searches that can be made:-

Local Authority Search: This Search will reveal a mine of useful information including whether a Local Authority has any financial charges over a property (which a Buyer would take subject to), details of planning permissions, compulsory purchase order rights and obligations concerning drainage, roads, proceedings for breach of building regulations and much other information.

Company Search: This Search is required where the purchase is from a limited company (such as a housebuilder) to establish that the company has the power to sell the property, or whether the Vendor Company is being wound up which might prevent the company entering into a Contract for sale.

Drainage Search: This will confirm if the property is connected to the mains water supply and the sewage system, and also confirm the location of such pipes.

Environmental Searches: These searches will provide diverse information about the environment – but importantly contain information on flooding risk.

Miscellaneous: There are many further property or region specific searches which can be appropriate, for example coal mining searches, limestone working searches, brine extraction searches, flood searches, plan search and clay mining searches – which all reveal risk of subsidence from mining operations.

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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