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Charging for E-mails and Consultations

October 4, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, I had a former client bring to me a request to prepare some deed descriptions. 

Posted by MAJ_Gordie 

A couple of weeks ago, I had a former client bring to me a request to prepare some deed descriptions. Truthfully, it wasn't really much more than revising some descriptions, no additional field fork required. They had renegotiated the contract and that's fine.....Descriptions were no problem at all......

Since then, there has been a constant stream of e-mails back and forth. The title company can't understand why the original survey shows these folks geting 34 acres of land and this description only contains 20 acres.  Personally, I think that the title company has their head up their 4th point of contact but, that is beside the point.  

In looking back over the e-mail traffic on this one, I am amazed at the amount of time that has went into answering e-mails for these folks (we are at 20 now).

I am seriously thinking about charging for the time I have spent on the e-mails. My attorney doesn't mind charging me for phone calls to others to work out issues.  Thinking about it over the years, it has been a SERIOUS time drain...... It got me wondering if others charge for it?

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