The fees are £1,800 which was to assist 17 small business's in filling in the forms as most tenants were foreign and did not understand the English language very well. The agent also continued to advise them of the impact of having there property demolished to make way for the high speed train from London to Birmingham. After 18 months the Ministry of transport decided they had made a mistake and did not want the property.
The 17 small business's are my tenants as I own the buildings. We are not claiming for our own time or for any interest even though the payment to the agent was made last year. We just want the agents fees paid. The agent is an estate surveyor business involved in commercial property and they have only charged us a nominal fee because the compulsory purchase has been cancelled by the Ministry of Transport and they felt sorry for us. All the tenants have been put through a very stressful time not knowing if they would be able to continue with there business. Thanks for your help. James