Transparency in billing Practices
With Landlord-Tenant disputes, the complexity of the issues typically drive the costs of representation. The Dickson Davis Law Firm offers flat fee billing and hourly billing for legal services.
For tenants, the Dickson Davis Law Firm offers flat fee billing available with a 10% discount if the retainer fee is paid in full. Also, the Dickson Davis Law Firm offers flexible monthly payments with a deposit. Or, the client may opt to pay the hourly billing fee. Tenants must be able to provide a copy of the lease, payment history, work orders or maintenance orders, incident reports, complaints, written correspondences from the landlord, or any and all documentation concerning the alleged grounds for eviction.
For landlords, the attorney billing practices are either hourly billing or flat fee billing depending on the nature and complexity of the client's needs. The Dickson Davis Law firm prefers flat fee billing in representing the client in one dispute on a case-by-case basis.
By contrast, if the landlord deals with multiple rental units or apartment complexes with ongoing needs, then the Dickson Davis Law Firm offers a retainer for ongoing services provided at a fee negotiated per case with the landlord, flat fee billing to handle each case, or hourly billing.
The Dickson Davis Law Firm provides document review of leases for compliance purposes at a standard hourly billing rate. For hourly billing regarding landlord-tenant related matters, the Dickson Davis Law Firm bills on a monthly basis for all services rendered that month.
Also, the Dickson Davis Law Firm will require that the landlord has properly performed all required notices to the tenant prior to eviction as well as the landlord has maintained proper payment history, work orders or maintenance logs, and documentation of any other violation alleged in the lease such as incident reports or complaints.
If the landlord is not in compliance with South Carolina law, then the Dickson Davis Law Firm will advise the landlord on getting in compliance with South Carolina law. The Dickson Davis Law Firm will require the landlord to be in compliance with South Carolina law before instituting an eviction.
If your case involves magistrate court, then your pricing is half off the main pricing list for Circuit Court. Only certain cases may warrant taking on your case on a contingency fee basis when personal injury , or other types of tort law, may be involved in your claim.
While the Dickson Davis Law Firm has aspiration of taking on pro bono legal services for certain cases, the Dickson Davis Law Firm is not in a position to do so at this time. If you are unable to afford legal representation, you may qualify for pro bono legal services with South Carolina Legal Services (click to get contact information).