How much does a private investigator cost uk 2024

private investigator costs UK 2024

Usually the first question after deciding to make the call to a private investigator and nearly always the biggest factor around what service you are looking for is the question – how much does a private investigator cost UK 2024?

During your initial call we will listen to your situation with compassion to determine which services will work for you and in each instance, provide a bespoke package price always ensuring you never spend more money than needed.

One of the main points we evaluate during your initial enquiry is that a private investigation will be an investment for you. 

Our costs will cover things such as expert private investigators, who use the latest in surveillance technology for surveillance deployments and the very best in technical devices for cases where a hidden camera is used for example.

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What is the average price of a private investigator uK?

Without specifics, the average hourly rate for a private investigator in the UK is between £45.00 and £150.00 per hour in 2024. A great way to find a reputable agency is base it on the average price across the UK. From there you can determine what a good price is compared to being ripped off. 

The price of using a private investigator all depends on certain variables such as;

  • Exactly which service or services you require
  • The length of time you require services to be utilised
  • The equipment that will needed to be used 
  • The amount of staff needed to complete the investigation
  • The timeline of the task, when urgency is required this may affect pricing

For Delta 74 Private Investigations services we have listed below our costs determined by each service individually along with the average UK pricing for a comparison. 

How much does covert surveillance cost UK?

For surveillance services our prices are very competitive and you will receive the very best service. Surveillance pricing is broken down into how many hours of surveillance do you need and will you require one surveillance agent or two? Using two surveillance agents is the service we will always recommend. For more information on this topic please read our blog is 2 better than 1?

Our surveillance services are £45.00 per hour + VAT with a minimum deployment of 5 hours as this is the optimum time for most tasks. This does not mean the time is restricted to 5 hours but that it is the minimum we deploy for. 

The quote provided will not be affected by any hidden costs. If our staff need to purchase small items such as drinks in a coffee shop or small groceries in a store then this is covered. Also covered is the first 50 miles per surveillance vehicle for any follow mileage and thereafter we charge at £0.45 + VAT pence per mile. 

As a guide, average prices for surveillance around the United Kingdom range from £35.00 an hour all the way up to £100.00 an hour. The most average hourly rate is around £50.00 for a professional surveillance investigator like all of the surveillance operatives at Delta 74 Private investigations are.

To learn more of private surveillance and how we can help click here alternatively to get a quote call us on 01332 498 073

How much does A vehicle Tracker Cost UK?

Our prices for vehicle tracking are as low as £100.00 + VAT per week and we will guide you through how to monitor the tracker live through an app on your smart phone.

You will be able to see the tracked vehicles location at any time of the day!

We will fit and retrieve the vehicle tracker covertly (or overtly if appropriate) to the vehicle of your choosing, and from there on you can view it live as it is driven around.

The average price for covert vehicle tracking provided by private investigators ranges from £100.00 a week up to £500.00 a week and is based on a few varying factors. 

For more information on vehicle tracking and the packages we offer please click here. Further information can be found in our blog post Vehicle Tracking and How it works which can be found by clicking here.

How much is it to trace someone UK?

Our people tracing services come in two packages – basic and advanced. The basic package works on a turnaround time of 48 hours and the advanced is completely bespoke to your situation.

The no find, no fee price for a basic trace on a person is £180.00 + VAT. To read more about our brilliant people tracing service please click here. 

The advanced trace is priced at £300.00 + VAT however this is not a no find, no fee service, but we will guide you along the way completely.

Are We VAT Registered?

Yes we are. 

All of our services are subject to VAT and we recommend that this be used as a sign of trust when using a private investigator. If shopping around be weary of agencies who are not VAT registered as it may be a sign they are not fully trustworthy. To see more about Delta 74 Private Investigations please look here

Will there be Hidden Charges?

We have no hidden charges whatsoever. Delta 74 Private Investigations pride ourselves on being completely transparent. 

Everything will be agreed and paid for prior to us undertaking any services to you. This way once our work is done we can deliver all evidence to you as soon as it is prepared. 

All evidence preparation is included in the price quote too. This includes report writing, image editing and video editing through our expert software. 

payments we accept

Once terms and instructions have been agreed we will send you an invoice. From here you will have various options of how to pay including;

Bacs Transfer (our preferred method)

Debit Card – processed via Stripe

Credit Card – processed via Stripe

Cash is accepted in extreme circumstances but not preferred


How much does a private investigator cost

Reasons to choose us

Our services are well renowned within the Midlands area and we are listed on The Three Best Rated for Derby and Nottingham! When asking How much does a private investigator cost UK 2024 there should be no ambiguity to the answer! 

No matter what service you are looking for we will always offer the very best customer service within the investigations industry.

If you would like to discuss our private investigator Derby costs, please call us on 01332 498 073 for a free, no obligation quote, where we can discuss your situation and guide you in the best possible way.

Based in Derby, we are well-placed to serve the whole of the UK.

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