Charging for professional clearance

 I have taken on a new client and sought the usual professional clearance and information from my predecessors. They are refusing to provide anything unless the client first pays them £150 for doing so. I am a member of the ICAEW so I checked with them and they advise against charging. These accountants I believe are ACCA. I have never had this before so was wondering if it is commonplace (my new client is refusing to pay, hence deadlock!)

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The Iceni Warrior |
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Not commonplace but may also not be unreasonable

bookmarklee |
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Unreasonable

mark589 |

Good idea

cymraeg_draig |
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From the ACCA rulebook (210.34 - 210.36)

cbp99 |

The ones who leave me ....

Steve Holloway |
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Charging for handover

Scotchguard |

ACCA rulebook

lisawight |

Winds me up

sparkey999 |
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Maybe set a fee according to the type of client but it's risky

ShirleyM |
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cymraeg_draig |
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Wind up

ShirleyM |
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Both sides of the fence

Flash Gordon |
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Shirley

cymraeg_draig |
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Not a wind up?

ShirleyM |
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