By Detective Agency - Private Investigator Carter-Ha, Sep 27 2017 10:14AM

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Private Investigator Fees - How much is it going to cost me?

One of the most asked questions recieved by the team at Carter-Harris.co.uk investigations, is ''how much with a local private detective cost?'', everyone wants to know how much a typical investigation will cost. Of course, there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ investigation, much as there is no ’typical’ holiday people take each year.

Every investigation is unique and whilst many of the techniques and process we would undertake are similar, every case is different.

Private Investigator fees can vary dramatically so it is worth shopping around to find a company that you trust, not necessarily the cheapest quote you get. Remember that you are paying for time and experience and often an experienced investigator will charge more per hour but get the job done in less time. As you will see below, surveillance fees are typically from £38-£49 per hour.

Tracing people will typically cost around £150 to £200, and background checks from £200 to £1200.

Speak to a professional Carter Harris case manager, call: 0800 832 1722

By Detective Agency - Private Investigator Carter-Ha, Sep 25 2017 03:27PM

Local private detective can be useful if you need information about your partner that you find it difficult or impossible to obtain by yourself. There are a number of ways both legal and illegal, in which private investigators can go about obtaining proof of infidelity, the existence of hidden bank accounts and other information that may not be out in the open.

Adultery Cases

If you petition for divorce on the grounds of adultery, then unless your partner admits to it, you will need to provide evidence. A direct approach would be for an investigator to knock on the couple’s door and interview them on their sleeping arrangements. Or they could spy on the couple and make a record of when they go to sleep and when they get up. Other evidence like letters, diaries, photographic or recorded audio evidence can also be obtained if desired.

If your partner has moved out but you want stronger grounds for divorce than separation, you could hire an investigator to obtain proof of adultery. A good private investigator will be aware of the Data Protection Act and related laws, and will work within them. If you want to bug your partner’s phone, for example, you may be better protected doing it yourself than asking a P.I., although a P.I. should be able to tell you where to buy a decent bug.

Unreasonable Behaviour

Generally if you file for divorce on the basis of unreasonable behaviour, you will not have to provide proof unless the case is fully defended. If you choose to, you can hire an investigator to prove your partner is being violent. They could even visit your home and let your partner know. You set the parameters and a good private investigator will not stray beyond them.

You might also want to prove your partner is habitually neglecting the family, or that they are verbally abusive. They might drink and drive with the children in the car. Unreasonable behaviour can also cover extra-marital sexual activity or close association that falls short of adultery. Hiring a private investigator to prove these facts can save you the pain of having to question your partner or delve into it yourself.

Every case is unique in circumstances, for professional advice, call Carter Harris now on: 0800 832 1722

By Detective Agency - Private Investigator Carter-Ha, Sep 14 2017 12:18PM

Ask A Private Detective Investigator - Tips On How To Hire A PI

When hiring a detective we suggest talking to the detective in-person and here are some questions to consider:

Is the detective experienced?

Ask the detective how much professional experience they have and how they came to be a private detective. Many detectives, likes those at Carter Harris, are ex- law enforcement or military and bring with them skills from their previous profession.

What field of investigation do they specialise in?

You may need to hire a detective with specialist skills, for example in surveillance, tracing people or fraud.  Others may have more experience of matrimonial enquiries, personal injury and work place absence.  Think about your situation and the types of skills you will require.  Also ask if all work will be completed in house or outsourced, it’s important to know who’ll have access to your confidential information.

Is the detective local?

Many detective investigation agencies appear to offer national coverage.  Check the investigator’s website and look for a physical address and if you can, verify that address by other means, for example does the investigation company appear in other directories listing the same address. 

Does the investigator have proper insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance is part and parcel of running a  legitimate business, so ask your investigator about their cover.

Choosing the best investigator for you

Ask if the investigator you are speaking with will be handling your case personally.  This is an  important point because many investigative agencies are what’s known in the trade as ‘facilitators’.  Facilitators are companies or individuals who appear to offer investigative services across the breadth of the country.

Facilitators are able to offer this nationwide service by sub-contracting their cases to local private investigators.  By the time your sensitive information or predicament is sub-contracted or handed over to a third party you’ll no longer be in control of who is handling your affairs.

Have any other questions, or need some further help or advice?

Call Carter Harris Investigations, for a confidential free review of your case

0800 832 1722

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