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Our Blog / Latest News

Winner of Business Leader: Surveyor BSLA

Our Director David Ellison won the British Specialist Lending Award for Business Leader - Surveyor on Wednesday 16th May 2018.

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Congratulations!

We are very pleased to announce that two of our employees have successfully completed their respective training.

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Changes to the Office

Some updates are required to Our Team as there have been a few changes recently!

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Employment Opportunities at Pinnacle Surveyors - FAQ's

Pinnacle Surveyors are currently recruiting for residential surveyors throughout the UK. We are looking for MRICS/FRICS surveyors, AssocRICS surveyors, and graduates to join the team. For further information and answers to some of your questions, please read through this blog post.

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Increase In Housing Demand As Buy-To-Let Investors Look To Beat Stamp Duty Rise - RICS Press Release

RICS Press Release - The UK housing market has seen a rise in demand following the government's recent announcement that stamp duty is set to increase for buy-to-let investors. 

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RICS - Choosing The Right Survey

A video released by the RICS on how to Choose Your Survey!

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Valuation or Survey?

The RICS have released a useful video for all potential home buyers which explains the difference between a valuation and a survey. It is important that home buyers understand that a valuation is not a survey.

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Mortgage Valuations - From Instruction To Completion (Flowchart)

If you would like to understand more about the process behind a lender or bank instructing us to carry out a Mortgage Valuation, this will help explain how it works.

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Meet The Team - Marcia Wright - Typist

We are continuing our 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. We would like to introduce Marcia Wright. Here is a little more about her.

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Meet The Team - Judith Blackburn - Appointment Scheduler

We are continuing our 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Judith Blackburn. Here is a little more about her.

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Meet The Team - Gemma Sheldon - Appointment Scheduler

We are continuing our 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Gemma Sheldon, and we asked her a few questions which you can see below:

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Understanding Your Report - Finding a Reputable Contractor

In this blog post for Understanding Your Report, we look at when the recommendations made to instruct reputable contractors to carry out various works.

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Meet The Team - Lesley Phillips - Typist

We are continuing our 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Lesley Phillips, and we asked her a few questions which you can see below:

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Meet The Team - Gemma Byrne - Appointment Scheduler

Continuing our 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Gemma Byrne, and we asked her a few questions:

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Meet The Team - Nina Millichip - Appointment Scheduler

We are starting a 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Nina Millichip, and we asked her a few questions:

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Meet The Team - Sarah Cox - Typist

We are starting a 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Sarah Cox, and we asked her a few questions:

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Understanding Your Report - Services (Electricity, Gas, etc)

When we have completed Homebuyer Reports or Building Surveys there are several questions we are asked frequently, once our customer has recieved the report. This series of 'Understanding Your Report' is aimed to help with some of these more frequent questions.

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Meet The Team - Michael Foster - Appointment Scheduler

We are starting a 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Today we introduce Michael Foster, and we asked him a few questions:

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Meet The Team - Rebecca Delaney - Administrator

We are starting a 'Meet The Team' series of Blog posts to allow our website visitors the chance to find out a little more about our staff. Our first member of staff to introdce herself is Rebecca Delaney and we asked her a few questions which you can see below:

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Understanding Your Report - Reinstatement Valuation

When we have completed Homebuyer Reports or Building Surveys there are several questions we get asked frequently once our customer has recieved the report. This series of 'Understanding Your Report' is aimed to help with some of these more frequent questions.

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Christmas At Pinnacle Surveyors

Pinnacle Surveyors would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We hope you enjoy the holiday season!

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Meet Our Graduate - Verity Lowe

Verity Lowe is our graduate who has recently joined the Pinnacle team and is currently training to be a surveyor. Here is a little more about her....

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Meet Our Newest Surveyor - Steven Jones, AssocRICS

Steven Jones, AssocRICS has just joined Pinnacle Surveyors recently and we wanted to find out a little bit more about him!

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Pinnacle Welcomes New Surveyors

Over the past 12 months, Pinnacle has welcomed several new surveyors who will provide coverage for Mortgage Valuations, HomeBuyer Reports and in some cases, Building Surveys over different areas of England.

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The Telegraph's First Time Buyers Guide

The Telegraph released a useful article on Tuesday 12th August with some top tips from a variety of professions (both from television and elsewhere) for first time buyers. These tips could prove very useful for those thinking about purchasing their first property but are a little hesitant at...

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Will Building Societies (and Banks) Lend On Timber Framed Properties

Over the weekend there has been a useful article published by The Guardian newspaper relating to lender criteria on property construction. When valuing a property, our surveyors have to bear in mind the guildlines set out by the various mortgage lenders as to whether they consider certain types...

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Mortgage Valuations - What happens?

We get asked questions quite often about the process of valuations carried out on behalf of the mortgage lender. Sometimes there seems to be a little bit of missing information that is not provided to customers when they first apply to move ahead with a mortgage, so the following is designed to...

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RICS Press Release - Things To Consider When Buying A New Home

There is a new interesting article published on the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) website this month. They are asking you to think about the 5 main elements a new home should be when considering a house purchase. Some of these elements can be looked at by requesting either a...

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House Prices - Still on the rise?

On 20 th May 2014, the Office for National Statistics released their latest bulletin on the house price index for March 2014. London has been leading the way with the property market which has been observed here at Pinnacle Surveyors, especially with how busy our southernmost offices are....

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Top Tips To Help Your Surveyor At Your Property Inspection

If you have an inspection booked for a Mortgage Valuation, HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey then there are things that you can do to help the process go as smoothly as possible. Different mortgage lenders, have different criteria that our surveyors need to follow and report upon to show...

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UK Property Market News

There's an interesting article on the Economics blog in the Guardian today (12th May 2014). According to their analysts, Britain is not experiencing a property bubble, but will only experience one if the Bank of England and Treasury make mistakes in this current market. Their full report can be...

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Castles For Sale

Ever fancied living in a castle? It may be a dream or you may be lucky enough that it is a realistic possibility but either way, The Telegraph has the world’s top 20 castles for sale which can be found here:...

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RICS Press Release – Homeowners prompted to consider flood defences

Yesterday (8 th April 14), the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors issued a press release recommending that homeowners recently affected by the floods should investigate the potential for further flood proofing measures to their properties. It was reported that the average cost of...

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