This is an overview of our pricing structure. Please contact us and we will provide a fully detailed pricing document.
Letter Before Action (‘LBA’)
If we make a recovery of the whole or part of the debt, no matter how small a proportion of the debt, then we shall charge you a fee based on the table set out below.
|Debt Value||Fee (plus VAT)|
|Up to £5,000||£45 fixed fee|
|£5,000.01 – £20,000.00||5% on a ‘no recovery, no fee’ basis|
|Over £20,000.00||2% on a ‘no recovery, no fee basis|
- Where the debt is disputed by the debtor and it is necessary to enter into post LBA communications with you, the debtor or any third party to resolve the dispute this work will be charged at hourly rates. In addition, post LBA communications which include us collating information, agreeing repayment plans or negotiating settlement will also be charged at hourly rates.
- If having instructed us to issue an LBA you subsequently tell us not to continue pursuing the debt we will charge you £45.00 per aborted instruction
Issuing a Claim:
Our charges include, taking your instructions, preparing the Claim Form and Particulars of Claim and filing the same with the Court for issue. We will also arrange for service of the proceedings, in circumstances where this cannot be conducted by the Court.
|Debt Value||Court fee||Our fee (plus VAT)||* Amount recoverable from the debtor|
|Up to £300||£35.00||£225.00||£85.00|
|£300.01 – £500||£50.00||£225.00||£100.00|
|£500.01 – £1,000||£70.00||£300.00||£140.00|
|£1,000.01 – £1,500||£80.00||£300.00||£160.00|
|£1,500.01 – £3,000||£115.00||£375.00||£195.00|
|£3,000.01 – £5,000||£205.00||£375.00||£285.00|
|£5,000.01 – £10,000||£455.00||£450.00||£550.00|
|£10,000.01 – £100,000||5% of the claim||£450.00||Court fee plus £100.00|
If the Defendant files a Defence or Part-Admission to the claim, these will be dealt with on hourly rates or fixed fees, wherever possible. If we have been unable to agree a fixed fee, we will provide you with an estimate of our charges based on our hourly rates.
*These amounts are recoverable from the debtor if the claim is successful. They remain your liability if the claim is not successful or the debtor does not pay them.
Example of Enforcement options:
Expenses (from) ***
|Our fee (plus VAT)|
|Entering Judgment (‘CCJ’)||£70.00|
|Warrant of Control||£83.00||£150.00|
|Writ of Control (High Court Enforcement **)||£71.00||£150.00|
|Attachment of Earnings||£119.00||£150.00|
|Order to Obtain Information (Oral examination)||£119.00||£150.00|
|Third Party Debt Order||£119.00||£300.00|
** The High Court Officer will charge £75.00 plus VAT if they are unable to execute the Warrant of Control.
*** All charges, save for Court fees, applied by Sintons and third parties are subject to VAT. Whilst we endeavor to pass on all applicable charges, VAT is not one of them and cannot be reclaimed from your debtor
Example of miscellaneous charges:
|Debtor Tracing||£30.00 (plus Vat)||£7.50 (plus Vat)|
|Debtor Pre-sue/employment report||From £80.00 (plus Vat)||£7.50 (plus Vat)|
|Personal service of a petition/document||From £80.00 (plus Vat)||£7.50 (plus Vat)|
|Office Copies||£3.00||£7.50 (plus Vat)|
|Debtor instalment payment processing (per payment)||n/a||£5.00 (plus Vat)|
|Company reports and Insolvency searches||n/a||£7.50 (plus Vat)|
|Statutory Demand||£85.00 (plus Vat)||£500.00 (plus Vat)|
|Bankruptcy Petition||From £300.00 (plus Vat)||£2,000.00 (plus Vat)|
|Winding up Petition||From £1800.00 (plus Vat)||£2,400.00 (plus Vat)|
We are a team with significant expertise in volume bulk recoveries. Our software enables swift and efficient processing at each stage of the recovery process. Our professional charges and expenses for dealing with volume instructions differ to those above. We can offer a number of pricing models to accommodate your business needs therefore, please contact us on 0191 226 7878 as we would be happy to discuss this with you.
Additional points to note:
Expenses: All charges, save for Court fees, applied by Sintons and third parties are subject to VAT. Whilst we endeavor to pass on all applicable charges, VAT is not one of them and cannot be reclaimed from your debtor.
Billing: We will deduct fees and any expenses from monies recovered from the debtor and the balance paid to you. All other professional fees and expenses are payable on account.
There may be situations in which we wish and are entitled to decline to accept instructions and we reserve the right to do so. In such circumstances we will inform you of our position as soon as practicable.