How Do Private Investigators Get Paid?

There are many different reasons that individuals and businesses hire private investigators, and inevitably one of the first questions that come up is; how do private investigators get paid?

If you’re talking cash, credit card or EFT, all three will do, on average, but that’s not what we’re talking about here today. 

We’re going to be looking at how costs for investigations are structured in general, since each case is different to the next, requiring different tactics and amounts of time.

Getting evidence on a cheating spouse is generally relatively easy, provided you hire the number one cheating spouse detective in South Africa, which is King Investigators!

In a case like this, it generally takes a bit of surveillance, which would include video and photos, and since King Investigators are surveillance experts, it doesn’t take them too long to produce results without charging you a fortune.

How do private investigators get paid?

There are a few factors involved in private investigations that have an impact on what the investigation will cost, and, like lawyers, some private investigators may charge you a retainer fee, once the contract is signed and the fee is settled.

You might also be charged an hourly rate, which could vary, depending on whether more than one investigator is needed on the case, as well as on the extent of difficulty involved in the investigation.

There is a chance that when it comes to what PI’s view as basic services, such as polygraph testing, background checks or a criminal record checks, amongst other services like these, you may be charged a flat rate.

There are private investigators who won’t hesitate to charge you for the initial consultation, and may even have the cheek to get you to pay a retainer fee, before they even get to meet you.

This is not the way King Investigators does business! Owner Jacques Botha and his team of registered private investigators at King Investigators stand by their excellent reputation for honesty, integrity and guaranteed results.

To this end, Jacques is more than happy to offer clients a free, confidential consultation, and it’s one that comes with no strings attached, but with well over a decade’s worth of experience behind it.

As a full-service investigations company located in Gauteng, Jacques and his team work throughout South Africa, across her borders and into Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia and Mozambique. 

King Investigators has also carried out high risk investigations overseas in Brazil and Argentina, and are trusted by overseas investigators to assist them on the ground in South Africa.

Rates can include the following, when necessary:

  • Location of investigation
  • Travel costs
  • Airline costs
  • Accommodation costs
  • Car rental costs
  • Duration of surveillance

Speak to King Investigators about how PI’s get paid!

If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that Jacques is an open book when it comes to discussing private investigator rates! He and his team at King Investigators are not in the business of ripping clients off, but rather of delivering service excellence, irrespective of the type of investigation they undertake.

Contact King Investigators today to find out more about how they carry out their investigations in the most cost effective way possible, at the most competitive pricing around!


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