This 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 a disc of 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 nosey!
This service does not usually come with a formal written report, although this can be supplied by arrangement, and has obviously become very popular over the last few years with the advent of digital photography.