Our consultant represents a large firm of surveyors. A contract from them was signed prior to commencement.
Obviously if he won't rescind the presentation and pulls out and demands payment am I obliged to pay him.
I would have to engage another and he was engaged last April so time consuming.
My first consultant a surveyor was engaged by me at the outset when the authority wanted my property before CP but unknown to me till later had entered into an agreement to receive 2.5% of the final settlement he was obviously discharged and got nothing.
My present consultant agreed a price of £160 per hour hopefully to be met by the authority which is part of a term of CP called "Vested" but when we found out he had proceeded to negotiations without prior consultation with us, was asked to present his workings to us for perusal, and an update of costs incurred so far.
Eventually we received the workings and could understand why he did not want us to see the figures, he also told us the Authority were paying his fees, don't worry about it.
We think another deal for a percentage of the agreed price has been agreed but won't be able to prove this as he won't dare go up to this level.
.If it were to go to a tribunal the authority are bound to say we keep discharging consultants and a figure was agreed beforehand with the present consultant even although we have never received an offer.
I understood he submitted his presentation in Aug so he must have received a response by now