Fees & Charges

Essex Private Investigators Fees & Charges are very competitive. Following an initial discussion with you regarding any of our services, we will send you a free, no obligation fixed quote. There are no hidden charges. Nothing will be added other than out of pocket expenses with a valid receipt.

If you decide to go ahead based on our quote and recommended course of action, you should send us full details of the case. On receipt of the fee as set out in the quote, we will begin the investigation. Please notify us if your requirements change and we will send you a revised agreement for payment which will enable us to start.

We will discuss your case with you at each stage. When it is concluded, we will email you a report with our findings, plus any applicable time and date stamped images obtained during the investigation. An invoice marked as paid will also be sent to you.


£55.00 per hour per investigator, (Static cases only) £90 per hour for mobile surveillance, (£45.00 per hour per investigator) plus mileage at 45p per mile. Our minimum charge for any one surveillance period is six hours.

GPS Vehicle Tracking

£495 per week, Including fitting, removal and report. We recommend using tracking systems to gain intelligence prior to physical surveillance by our investigators.

Fees include –

  • Fitting and subsequent removal of tracking devices
  • Full history reports by email
  • Installation of Geo-fences

Tracing people

£150 non-refundable deposit for the initial investigation. If we succeed there is an additional charge of £150. If we are unable to locate the person there is no further charge.

Process serving

For non-urgent matters A straightforward fee of £35 per hour applies, plus mileage at 45p per mile. (Minimum charge 2 ½ hours per service) Should it be necessary to prepare and swear an affidavit, there is an additional charge of £20 inclusive of swear fee.

All charges are + Vat.

Essex Private Investigators t/a KSM Investigations

Vat No. 791 9584 69