What is Photographic Inspection Advice?

Photographic Inspection Advice is similar to normal Acquisition Advice, however, the client may or may not meet the surveyor at the property at the end of the inspection. The surveyor would take a photograph of everything that he or she would report on in a typical survey and provide the client with photographs. A written index is provided if required with a brief explanation of the feature and/or issue concerned.

The presence of a photograph enables a telephone conversation to take place to clarify the surveyor’s thoughts about the property, including with special reference to specific photographs.

A surveyor knows what sections are important to look at, whereas most clients are less experienced and are often constrained by having to look around a property with a vendor or agent. The Surveyor can be as long as it takes and is expected to be nosy!

Photographic Inspection Advice does not usually come with a formal written report, although this can be supplied by arrangement, and has become very popular over the last few years with the advent of digital photography. The last few inspections carried out by the author have typically been in excess of 250 photographs. With the old 35 mm cameras we used to inspect a property and take 36 shots for the whole thing!

With a Photographic Inspection Advice survey, you can see defects visually, which is often easier to understand than the written word.

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A Local and Independent RICS Chartered Surveying Service

Property Surveying is an independent network of Chartered Surveyors covering England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. We provide expert, tailored advice on building surveys for all property and building types. These include residential and commercial building surveys.

When purchasing your new home for instance, the right survey by a qualified Chartered Surveyor can help you make an informed final decision on a property.

If your chartered surveyor identifies any significant defects in the property being inspected, your professional survey report may help you drive down the purchase price.

Party Wall surveys and awards for residential and commercial properties as well as schedules of condition and dilapidations can also be carried out to assist you.  See our full list of surveying services provided below.

Building Surveys and Property Services from experienced Local Independent Chartered Surveyors

As well as Photographic Inspection Advice Surveys we carry out building surveys to suit every property and budget.  With our dedicated chartered surveyor’s extensive knowledge of Property Surveying, we provide comprehensive, quality survey advice you can trust.

Our emphasis is on guiding you all the way through your property purchase or job, getting to help you and the property on an individual level.

Some of the building survey and property surveying services we provide in England and Wales include:

  • Property Valuations
  • Structural Surveys / Snagging Reports
  • Single Fault Assessment
  • Schedule of Dilapidations
  • Schedule of Condition
  • RICS Home Buyer Survey
  • RICS Full Building Surveys
  • Residential Valuations
  • Property Valuation
  • Building Plans
  • Project Management
  • Probate Property Valuations
  • Pre-Purchase Survey Report
  • Planning Advice
  • Party Wall Act: Advice, Notices and Awards
  • New Build Assessments
  • Mortgage Valuations
  • Matrimonial Property Valuations
  • Major Elements Surveys
  • Major Defects Reports
  • Land Valuations
  • Land Surveys
  • House Purchase Survey with Valuation
  • House Purchase Survey
  • Expert Witness Reports
  • Drawing Plans
  • Dilapidations Reports
  • Condition Reports
  • Commercial Property Valuations
  • Commercial Property Surveys
  • Building Survey
  • Building Reinstatement Valuations
  • Property Surveys
  • Building Insurance Valuations
  • Building and Land Plans
  • Boundary Disputes and Advice
  • Asbestos Survey
  • Acquisition Advice

If you’re interested in a building or property service in England or Wales that is not listed above, please contact us as it is likely we will be able to help or find you a fellow professional who can help you.

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We are a practice of chartered surveyors covering Property Surveying and the surrounding area.  Our emphasis is in helping clients with both residential survey and commercial property issues. Please telephone the team to discuss our services or your property requirements.

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