Property PinnPoint - Level 1 Survey

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What is the Property PinnPoint Level 1 Survey?

The Property PinnPoint is our photo-based version of a Level 1 Home Survey. The service aims to provide you with an overview of the construction and current condition of a property. It will not contain any detailed advice on repairs.

This service is designed to suit all types of clients including property purchasers, owners, and tenants.

The Property PinnPoint is delivered in accordance with the Home Survey Standard (1st edition) RICS Professional Statement and is equivalent to a Level 1 Home Survey. This level of service is for clients who are seeking a professional opinion at an economic price. The focus is on assessing the general condition of the main elements of a property. Please see our Documents section for the full definition of each Survey Level.

What is included within a Property PinnPoint Level 1 Survey?

The Property PinnPoint service includes an inspection of the property and a report based on the inspection. For full information on what is included within each level of survey, visit our Compare Surveys page.

What is included within the inspection?

The surveyor inspects all elements inside and outside the main building, plus all permanent outbuildings and garages. The surveyor does not take up carpets or floor coverings and does not move furniture or personal effects within the property. External elements are inspected from ground level or using a ladder to reach up to 3m above ground level. Services are inspected where visible, but the surveyor does not carry out any specialist testing.

What is included within the report?

The Property PinnPoint report is primarily photo-based, providing you with a photo of each property element along with any defects noted and their location. Brief commentary on each element will be provided.

Each element is also given a condition rating assessment, which are described as follows:

  • Condition rating 1 – No repair is currently needed
  • Condition rating 2 – Defects that need repairing but are not considered urgent or serious
  • Condition rating 3 – Defects that are serious and need to be repaired, replaced, or investigated urgently
  • NI – Not inspected

This condition rating system allows you to easily understand the condition of the property and establish appropriate repair/improvement priorities. There is also a risk section which summarises all the defects and issues that present a risk to the building, the grounds, or people.

The report will also identify any issues that your legal advisers may need to investigate further.

What properties are suitable for the Property PinnPoint service?

The Property PinnPoint service is best suited to conventionally built modern dwellings that are in satisfactory condition. If you are interested in this service but your property does not fall under this definition, please contact us to discuss further.

What is the fee for the Property PinnPoint service?

All our fees are based on the agreed Purchase Price or an estimated value of the property.

Why choose Pinnacle Surveyors?

Surveyors at Pinnacle Surveyors have extensive experience of carrying out Home Surveys in line with RICS requirements. Our nationwide coverage ensures that your Level 1 Survey will be carried out by a local Surveyor who has a detailed knowledge of the local property market. Our admin team will be in touch with you through every stage of the process, from initial contact through to sending out the report.

Where can I get more information?

To discuss using Pinnacle Surveyors to provide your Property PinnPoint Level 1 Survey, please contact our admin team on 01332 830202 (Option 2) who will be happy to help and provide further information. Alternatively, fill out the Contact Us form and we will be in touch in due course.

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