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Private Investigator Costs and Private Detective Costs

Private Investigator Costs

Are They Safe are more than happy to provide, either by email or post, full written quotations.  We would also always encourage any potential client to take the time to talk to us so that we can get a full understanding of your current situation.  Every investigation we undertake is completely unique from another therefore by getting a better understanding of your situation will allow us to better plan a cost-effective investigation. Once we have a full understanding of your situation we will then be able to give you an indication of price and timeframes.

What does a private detective do?

A private investigator or private detective is someone hired by an individual or by a business to undertake investigations in order to gather information.Private investigators are also sometimes known as a private detective or an enquiry agent. The majority of our cases involve investigating information relating to unfaithful partners or tracing missing people however we also investigate many other scenarios.

When we receive an enquiry, a member of our investigative team will contact the client to understand the case in more detail. We do this to understand the background of the case and to see how the client would like the investigation to proceed. We believe that confidentially is extremely important and will always use communication methods that have been agreed at the beginning to ensure the upmost discretion around our investigations.

Our background

We are experienced and professional private detective and investigators.

Given the sensitive nature of private investigations, it is vital that clients choose a reputable and experienced firm. Are They Safe employs the best private investigators and private detectives working today. We are fully insured and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Our private detectives and private investigators have assisted many corporate, legal and domestic clients. As a result of our experience, we are one of the fastest growing and most successful private investigation companies in the UK. All our services are also covered by indemnity insurance, so our clients are always protected.

Outstanding client satisfaction

We are focused on providing a high level of client satisfaction and supporting clients through what may be a very difficult period in their lives. We are proud to have a 98% success rate across all of our surveillance and Private investigation services.

Affordable and effective

Our Private detective costs are both affordable and reasonable. He at Are They Safe we tailor our private investigation services to the specific needs of each client. We are able to deliver solutions that are both effective and affordable.

How much will it cost to hire a Private Investigator?

People interested in engaging us often ask “what is the cost of hiring a private investigator”? This is a more complicated question than it initially appears. It is not possible to answer this question until we have all the details about the case. Private investigator costs vary and the client’s specific needs have to be identified to provide an exact quote.

As part of our commitment to a high level of customer service, we always provide itemised quotes before starting work. These quotes include a complete breakdown of each component of the private detective costs. As each case is unique, requirements can differ greatly from case to case. We think it is important to spend time with new clients to fully explore the unique nature of their case. We do this either over the phone or by email. This allows us to explore the most cost-effective way to investigate each case.

Once we have discussed and reviewed a case, we are able to develop a breakdown of required expenditure and the estimate the timescale that we will need to resolve each case. At this point we will agree a clear budget with the client. As we spend time at this stage clearly defining the investigation, we are able to develop an approach that is focused and therefore very competitively priced without compromising the quality of our work.

In a case where a client would like their partner followed, we agree upfront how many hours this will be for and the number detectives involved. This agreement on surveillance costs means that we can then determine a fixed price for the hours worked which includes equipment and associated documentation.

It is a matter of pride that we do not take on cases or offer services that we do not believe will be effective in meeting the client’s needs. We never recommend or provide a service that will not achieve the client’s goals in a cost-effective way.

Things to look for when comparing private detectives

When a client is researching the cost of hiring a private investigator, it is essential to do more than compare each firm’s private investigator price list. There are a number of things to look at when comparing private investigator costs. As well as the private investigator rates, it is important to assess experience and previous customer satisfaction.

Before directly comparing a private investigator price list, it is important to establish whether a firm works spends each chargeable hour working in a well targeted way. An inexperienced firm may charge a low hourly rate, but their poor targeting may mean their surveillance costs actually work out to be more in the end than if they had hired a slightly more expensive, but more experienced firm.

Another thing to consider when examining private investigator costs is the openness of the firm. If a firm is not transparent about how their private investigator rates are calculated, this may indicate that during the investigation costs will increase from an initial quotation and ‘extras’ will need to be included. Also, talking to a firm about rates gives a new client an opportunity to gauge how comfortable they feel talking to the staff about delicate subjects.

How to get more information relevant to your specific case or a quote 

When Are The Safe provides a quote that covers private detective costs, it is always obligation free. We only commence work when the client formally instructs us to. We feel it is very important for every client to understand exactly how we work, agree how long the assignment will take and be happy with how our finding will be reported before we start the investigation.

Private Investigation Services we offer

The private detective and private investigation services we provide include but are not limited to:

Here at Are They Safe we are fully aware that this may be the first time that you have used a private investigator but please rest assured every call or email we receive is dealt with in the strictest of confidence. We area also registered with the ICO for your protection.

Private Detective Costs and Payment:  

Are They Safe accept the following methods of Payment

Credit/Debit Card:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express cards.

Are They Safe will only begin work once the cheque has cleared

Bank Transfer:

When making a payment from outside of the UK please ensure any charges are paid for.

Would you like to talk to us confidentially about your case?

If you would like to talk to us about our private detective costs then please contact us on:
Freephone: 0800 0199424
International: 020 7183 6973
Text: 07802712503

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