Exeter Planning – Pricing Schedules
1. Work charged at the standard hourly rate
The standard hourly rate is £100 (exclusive of VAT where applicable and expenses). Currently I am not registered for VAT and so you will not be charged it!
The standard hourly rate will cover the following:
Travelling time would usually be charged at 50% of the hourly rate.
Where an estimate has been given by me of the anticipated costs the Client recognises and agrees that this can only be an estimate. By the nature of the Planning system it is necessarily impossible to give a precise forecast of the amount of time that the work will take if it is to be pursued diligently and thoroughly. However I undertake to endeavour to work within the fee estimate and failing this to advise the Client as soon as it appears that the likely final costs will be significantly greater than estimated. At this point the Client’s instructions to proceed further will be sought.
2. Work charged at fixed rates
Where agreed in writing with the Client I will accept certain instructions on a fixed fee basis. Expenses will be chargable in addition to the fees.
Currently the areas where fixed fee instructions may be accepted are:
1. Preparation of section 106 planning obligations, including:
2. Conduct of appeals (proceeding by way of written representations or informal hearing procedure), including:
In appropriate cases, the cost of this work will be limited to an agreed figure where the appeal is proceeding by way of written representations or hearing. Public inquiries will be charged at the hourly rate. .
3. In all cases
Any fee estimate or agreed fixed fee is exclusive of VAT (where chargable).
Disbursements and expenses (including travelling, copying and printing costs, plans, etc.) will be re-charged at cost, in addition to fees.
Where any statutory fees are due to be paid to local authorities, H M Land Registry, or others in respect of any applications, appeals, etc., such fees shall be the responsibility of the Client and I shall have no liability whatsoever in respect of such fees. The necessary fees shall be rendered by the Client promptly upon request and shall be paid to the receiving authority via myself.
Where it has been agreed between myself and the Client that another consultant or consultants (such as an architect, engineer, noise consultant, traffic expert or landscape architect) should be instructed by or on behalf of the Client, the Client shall have full responsibility for the payment of any fees, costs, expenses or charges due to such third party for work carried out on behalf of the Client.