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What would the FSA make of surveyor&#39s fees?

Money Marketing (May 13) highlights the case of an IFA who has been told that his fees are too high at £150 an hour.

By coincidence, I have just had my house valued for insurance purposes by a Midlands-based chartered surveyor. My wife tells me he spent no more than 20 minutes at my house and I have received a one-and-a-half page letter of which eight sentences are specific to this property.

The bill? £150 plus VAT.

Given the level of responsibility involved, I do not think this is necessarily excessive but I wonder what the FSA would make of it?

Chris Gladman

Greyfriars Asset Management,

Fleckney, Leicester

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