A valuer is entitled to charge the client for his professional services, in accordance with the contract under which he is engaged1. It was formerly common practice for valuers to charge by reference to a scale of fees published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors2, but that institution has now abolished scale fees. Similarly, where an authority acquires land compulsorily, or by agreement when the parties know that it could be acquired compulsorily3, the surveyors' fees incurred by the former owner were traditionally calculated according to Ryde's Scale 4, although more recently surveyors have tended to charge fees
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