Flexible Fee Structures
Generally, there are three basic fee options that we provide to our clients. Depending on the nature of the project and scope, it can be a combination of any of the below. Our proposal provides for fees to be charged as flexible, in relation to:
a. Traditional assessment appeals
b. Tax payment management support
c. Lease allocation review services, where requested by client
The fee structures options are not mutually exclusive and we accept that some clients choose to use one or more fee models depending upon the jurisdiction, scope or nature of service and other relevant factors.
i. Fixed Fee (F)
Under this fee option, AEC will provide a Fixed Fee Budget to the client, using fixed hourly rates as the guide for developing property specific budgets. Property specific budgets are provided to the client for a set price and include a specific scope of deliverables.
We would envision using a mix of resources on projects, and this will vary upon the jurisdiction, complexity and specific nature of service being provided: Initial Review, Negotiation, Expert Witness Report, Hearing, Tax Payment Approval Support and Tax Allocation Review Services.
ii. Contingency (%)
AEC will invoice the client for a percentage of tax savings realized as a result of our efforts. Where the assessment and tax jurisdiction is subject to a phase-in program and/or where the savings affected include a benefit period that covers multiple years, the savings realized for the benefit period will be subject to the contingency fee.
iii. Hybrid (H)
The hybrid fee model provides for the following;
i. Property specific project budgets developed based upon Hourly Rate structure less a discount.
ii. Savings realized from project work within hybrid fee model will be invoiced based upon percentage of savings.