Property & Surveying


Property & Surveying

The Property & Surveying Sector

Property and surveying transcription is one of OutSec’s largest departments and is and provided for Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Inventory Clerks and Expert Witnesses.  Property and surveying comprise estate agency, surveying (commercial and private), estate management, inventories and

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OutSec have invested in technology for the benefit of their clients, in particular the property and surveying transcription sectors.  Because of this we have developed our unique OutSec app which is free and available to OutSec clients.  As a result the App turns your smartphone to turn into a digital recorder.  Moreover it is available from  the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  (Alternatively  OutSec also accept traditional dictated sound files).

A thought:  by using the OutSec App it is now possible to dictate ‘on-site’ and have the report ready for your client when you leave!  This ensures a typing solution that meets all deadlines every day, every time!

The Benefits of Transcription

OutSec provides a dedicated transcription service, freeing up your time and a less expensive option to in-house typing.  Holidays, sickness and unproductive breaks no longer apply.

OutSec provides total flexibility on a pay-as-you-go basis.   Clients can tap into the service whenever support is needed.  In addition OutSec can provide a cost effective alternative to employment.  Dedicated transcriptionists with 7 years’ sector experience ensure familiarity is established quickly.  We are recognised for our professionalism and reliability by our clients and increasingly get referrals – if you would like to talk to one of our clients do please ask us and we will provide an appropriate referee.

New to Dictation?  No Problem

Often a building survey refers a buyer to obtain a further structural engineer’s report on specific defects, i.e. movement, subsidence or damp.  So, for instance, if a person is new to dictation your secretary will work with you to improve it, whilst also ensuring presentation and english is corrected as it is typed up.  In addition a second typist is also available and trained in each client’s needs.  This ensures consistency of transcription with proactive comment should there be discrepancies.  No typing pool or offshore typing.  In other words pure dedicated typists for each client. Why not try us out – what’s to lose?

OutSec also provide a free on-site consultancy enabling clients to fully understand the advantages of outsourcing their transcription needs.  If you are interested please do ring us on 01366 348088.

Alternatively start today with OutSec by opening an account.

OutSec’s FileManager system is compatible with following case management and workflow systems:

  • BigHand
  • Winscribe
  • Quest
  • iSURV or WorkSmart
  • Val-Ex or any other third party surveying software
  • Your own unique templates


Our expert management team are keen to help you maximise your efficiencies and can help with providing analysis of cost savings that can be achieved by outsourcing your typing.  In particular the property market is choosing to only have an online presence since offices are often not vital to their business.  We work closely with clients advising them on how to fully utilise outsourced services thereby maximising efficiencies within their organisations.

NewCo starting out on your own is not only daunting, but time consuming.  With OutSec’s experience and contacts we can help you with the first, and transitional steps necessary, to go forward.

Company Growth:  OutSec have all of the experts you need to help you choose the most expensive case management and workflow systems and give you the tools to grow.  Morever we can introduce you to appropriate suppliers who already work beside us in providing an all in one package for our clients.

If you would like to take advantage of this free service please contact the office and ask for Tracey Pulfer.

Or simply open an account today!


OutSec understands the requirement for the strict control of sensitive information.  That is why we are happy to sign any confidentiality (or non-disclosure agreements) prior to the commencement of any work for you.

Data Security

OutSec takes data protection and security seriously.  This is why we employ bank level data security to ensure your data remains safe (and confidential).

Open an account today or contact Tracey Pulfer at OutSec with your specific requirements.  



£1.20 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

Single Voice Recording
(24 hour turnaround)

Single Priority

Single Priority

£1.50 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

Single Voice Recording
(returned asap during office hours)



From as little as
£1.50 + VAT

Per Audio Minute

One-to-One Recordings
(48 hour turnaround)

All dictations are rounded up to the nearest minute (for example a 6m 17s audio file would be rounded up to 7 minutes).

All our fees are subject to VAT at the standard rate.

On-site visits can be arranged to discuss any individual requirements at no charge.

Clients Include:

Here are just a few of our valued clients:

Translate Media University of Salford Strutt & Parker Allied Surveyors & Valuers Carter Jonas Yorkshire Surveyors