DEBT RECOVERY – COMMERCIAL AND LANDLORD AND TENANT
We offer a bespoke debt recovery service for commercial and landlord clients. We do not offer such services on a fixed fee basis.
The people who may be involved in this process are
- Ian Oliver – Partner Hourly Charging Rate £275 per hour +VAT of £55 totalling £330
- Paul Lewis – Partner Hourly Charging Rate £250 per hour +VAT of £50 totalling £300
- Karrie McMillan – Paralegal Hourly Charging Rate £143 per hour + VAT of £28.6 totalling £171.60
To get to the stage of writing a Letter Before Action we would expect our costs to be between £200 and £400 plus VAT of between £40 and £80 totalling £240 – £480.00
If it becomes necessary to issue proceedings, we will provide a cost estimate based on the complexity of any drafting involved but would expect this to be between £240 and £480, including VAT in addition to the above together with the court issue fee (see below).
If a defence is filed, we will provide a more detailed cost estimate based on the issues raised therein.
The process of debt collection can vary considerably from case to case. It may be a case of a single unpaid invoice for goods or services or it may be more complex claims for unpaid rent and service charges. Our experienced team can assist whatever the situation.
In most cases we would, having taken your instructions, write to the debtor in compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Pre Action Protocol for Debt Recovery and, depending on the response or lack thereof we would advise you as to the best way forward, whether that be by way of further negotiation, court proceedings, a statutory demand or possibly mediation.
We would advise you of any costs involved before commencing action as well as provide you with the best estimate as to costs as we can. This estimate will include:
- Taking your instructions and reviewing documentation
- Undertaking appropriate searches
- Sending a Letter Before Action
- Receiving payments and sending on to you, or if the debt is not paid, drafting and issuing proceedings
- Where no Acknowledgement of Service or Defence is received, applying to the court to enter judgment in default
- When judgment in default is received, writing to the other side to request payment.
- If payment is not received within 14 days, providing you with advice on the next steps and the likely costs
This would either be enforcing an unpaid court judgment or dealing with a contested claim for which a further estimate would be provided.
In addition to our fees, there are disbursements that we may incur on your behalf (with specific prior authority) such as:
- Court Issue Fees
|Value of your claim||Fee payable|
|Up to £300||£35|
|Greater than £300 but no more than £500||£50|
|Greater than £500 but no more than £1,000||£70|
|Greater than £1,000 but no more than £1,500||£80|
|Greater than £1,500 but no more than £3,000||£115|
|Greater than £3,000 but no more than £5,000||£205|
|Greater than £5,000 but no more than £10,000||£455|
|Greater than £10,000 but no more than £200,000||5% of the value of the claim|
|Greater than £200,000||£10,000|
- Enquiry Agents Fee
- Search Fees
I am extremely happy with the outcome and the break down that you have provided. I would just like to say to you and your team my deepest thanks for the hard work and dedication you have put into my case and I. am extremely happy with results. Kind regardsDamon
Ian Oliver and Paul Lewis of George Ide Solicitors, and their appointed barrister, were outstanding in helping us defend an HMO licensing prosecution by a local authority. This was a complex matter which should never have been taken to trial by the local authority. However, thanks to the care, knowledge and tenacity shown by George Ide, the correct judgment was given. Thanks again for guiding us through this stressful experience.Ian Wiggett, Pace Property, Lettings & Management Ltd.
Just to confirm the safe receipt of the settlement money into my account,and also want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work not just regarding the fee but also treatment wich help me getting in track with normal life after the accident. Again many thanks for all your hard work.Mauricio Goncalves
Following a very traumatic car accident I found myself in the extremely capable hands of Paul Lewis.
He spent time explaining the legal procedures and helped me through every step of my very stressful personal injury claim. Thank you for all you have done for me, you were fantastic.”
Dear Paul, Please accept this email as confirmation that I have received the cheque and final settlement from the accident. I wanted to thank you very much for all your help and advice throughout the case and want you to know that your efficiency and effort s have been very much appreciated. Kind regards,Michael
On a personal note : Thanks for everything you have done, some may say you are just doing your job but the support you offered both in the structure you set up to get me fit again, as well as the emotional counsel you gave got me through one of the most difficult and frightening situations I had dealt with to date. I will certainly be highly recommending you to anyone else that needs such a service. You are a great asset to the firm and hope they know that!Simon Horn
I have received the final settlement cheque and I am happy with this. Thanks again for your services. You’ve been excellent in every way. I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks.Fazal Mahmood Chishty
I must of course take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I have been for all your advice, assistance and counsel during the past difficult months. You have been demonstrably skilful, resolute and responsive in all aspects of dealing with my case. I have always felt in very safe hands and your experience shines through, knowing just how to procure the best outcome. I can’t thank you enough for getting me through this horrid and complicated experience. With very best wishes.Linda Tudor
Both Michael and I are very grateful for your good wishes and for the continued support that both you and all your colleagues at George Ide have given us through this process.
If, for any reason, we find ourselves in need of legal advice we would most definitely make your company our first choice and would also have every confidence in recommending you to others.
Wishing you every continued success in the future. Kindest Regards
I would like to inform you that I have received the money and I am very happy about the amount. I would like to thank you for the help and for always having time to write back to my emails. You were always in contact with me. I will recommend you and only you to my friends. Regards,Anna Pomorska
I would just like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few years and thank you so much for all your help and support. You have been fantastic. You have certainly been more helpful than I could have possibly hoped.Sarah Finley
I take this opportunity to thank you for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave us throughout this difficult time. It was a very stressful period for us as it was our first experience with the court. Without all your help and legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work. On behalf of me and my wife I would like to say a big thank you for taking up my case and representing us as our legal counsel. When we thought it was too much to handle, you were there for us to give us strength and hope. We always found you to be very friendly when we needed any legal advice. Once again, I thank you so much for your understanding, for your patience, your dedication to my case and most of all, thank you for being friendlier, making us more comfortable with your advice and guidance than just a mere professional lawyer during that difficult moment. This means a lot to us, and we will be forever grateful to you.Haresh & Varsha Naik
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