FAQs for Clients

FAQs for Clients

Looking to instruct PDC? Read our frequently asked questions

When I Instruct Property Debt Collection how much will I or my client be asked to pay?

Unlike most solicitors we charge a fixed fee for our service. This amount is collected directly from the tenant.

You will only be asked to pay a court fee if it’s needed, that’s it. This sum is set by the court and will vary dependant on the level of arrears you are trying to claim.

What if you cannot recover your fee?

We won't charge you.

Will I or my client ever be asked to pay anything?

It is rare, but in a very small number of cases you may be asked to pay Property Debt Collection or PDC Laws fees if:

  • You receive payment directly without speaking with us.
  • Cases where PDC Law are asked to cease action for whatever reason or you do not follow the advice they have given.
  • You will be asked to pay a court fee if it is required.
If legal action is necessary, what other charges am I or my client liable for?

None, we have ensured our solicitors PDC Law work on a no win no fee basis.

So what happens if the claim is defended and the Judge only awards part of PDC or PDC Law costs or no costs at all?

PDC & PDC Law will limit their costs to the sum recoverable under a Judgment or Order.

So if the case is defended and Counsel has been instructed/attended but counsel fees have not been awarded will I or my client be expected to pay them?

No, you will not be expected to pay counsels fee. PDC Law will be responsible for paying counsel their fees.

Will I/my client get the court fee back?

If the court fee is awarded by the court we will approach the defendant/defendants mortgagee for payment.

What happens if you obtain a Judgment but cannot obtain payment from the defendant or their mortgagee?

We will notify you of potential enforcement options and upon your instruction commence enforcement. You will not be asked to make payment for any enforcement method.

Is there any eventuality where I or my client will have to pay costs/fees?

Cases where we are asked to cease action for whatever reason or cases where you do not follow the advice we have given.

Where is the catch?

There isn’t one.