Our team at Able Surveyors has been working with private and commercial property in and around Ilford for more than 25 years. From our offices in Essex, we offer a comprehensive range of property services to clients across London, Essex and the Home Counties and have experience with a huge variety of buildings, from heritage sites to new-build apartment blocks. Whether you need a HomeBuyer Report before buying a new home or want professional assistance with a portfolio of buildings, we can help.


0207 164 6628


Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Property in Ilford

With its proximity to Central London and easy connections to Essex, Ilford is a popular location for growing families and professionals that don’t want to live in the heart of a major city. The housing stock in Ilford reflects this variety, with an excellent selection of flats and terraced properties, as well as larger family homes.

Last year, the average sale price for property in Ilford was around £425,000, with the majority of sales being terraced homes. Flat prices currently average at just over £250,000, while detached properties achieve somewhere around the £560,000 mark.

Property Services

At Able Surveyors, our highly-trained team offers a wide range of services to assist with the purchase and maintenance of all kinds of property. Buyers can benefit from a complete range of RICS surveys in addition to Specific Defect Surveys, snagging lists and Damp Reports, which offer targeted insight if a particular problem has already been identified.

Investors that are looking to increase their portfolio or maximise profits from an existing collection of properties will find our cost management and contract administration to be helpful. We also recommend arranging a stock condition survey, which is useful for drawing up maintenance budgets and schedules.

Why is a property survey important?

When it comes to buying any property, it’s essential that you fully understand the condition of the building you’re investing in. Even if a structure looks sound from the outside, an untrained eye can easily miss signs of disrepair lurking just beneath the surface. Although you might expect a few small imperfections when you’re moving to a second-hand home, finding out too late that the property has a severe damp problem or needs a new roof can easily put you over budget.

To gain a clear picture of the property’s condition, it’s best to arrange a survey with a qualified surveyor. Choosing a Condition Survey, a HomeBuyer Report or a Building Survey (whichever is most appropriate for the building’s age and apparent condition) will ensure any defects or safety issues are identified before you commit to a sale – potentially saving you considerable money and stress once you move in.

Contact us

If you aren’t sure exactly what sort of survey you need, or have any questions regarding the services we provide for property in Ilford, please get in touch. Send an email to ablesurveyors@gmail.com, or call our office directly on 0207 164 6628 to speak to the team.






A visual inspection of the property to access condition

Detailed visual inspection for hidden defects

A “traffic light” grading system is used to indicate defects severity.

Identifies legal issues disputes pertaining to the property

Informed recommendations for repair options

Technical details of building construction and materials provided

Identifies future maintenance requirements

Mortgage valuation / reinstatement cost
(Where not included this can be provided separately)

Additional Drone Survey
(for a more detailed view of a properties roof)




Andrew Mulvey
I can't say enough good things about Able - not just on the survey quality, but also on the excellent communication. They knew I was in a hurry, and they made sure they gave me the earliest possible slot (about a week after paying). On the day, the surveyor kindly called me and spent half an hour talking through what he found, to put my mind at ease. The next day, I got a summary of the survey. And a couple of days later, the full survey report. It was incredibly detailed, and answered all my questions. It also listed the costs of each repair. A few weeks later, and after the searches came back, I emailed Able with a list of questions. A couple of hours later, the surveyor personally called me and spent an hour going through each point step by step. At no point did I feel rushed, and he spent time reassuring me about each item I was worried about. All in all, dealing with Able was the best experience I have had in the home-buying process, and I would be delighted to use them again if I ever buy another place.
arpana agarwal
Jack did a great job for us and was available for any follow-up questions in a timely manner. We got a thorough and professional report at a much more reasonable cost than other firms. Thank you!
Achilleas Konstantelakis
Excellent service and communication. High quality report with lots of detail. I highly recommend them.
Sharon B
One of the best people you want to use when considering buying a property. Communication was second to none and the report provided was detailed and gave me the assurance I was looking for. Very reasonable price for a first time buyer.
Alireza Mohammadi
I am happy with service they provided. I was in dark regarding a house that I am going to buy but they stepped in and shed some lights and gave me some insights about the condition of the property. They are resposive nd helpful. I am happy with their service and also I have to mention that their price was reasonable.
Vivian Wijaya
My second time using their services, this time with surveyor Jack. As always: professional report, prompt response with follow up call. Honest (refunded unnecessary part of the survey). Got returning customer discount. Absolutely nothing to complain. They are ABLE, as the name says.
Stefan Laxness
Very efficient, very competent, excellent customer service!
Chris Folarin
I felt good because of the impeccable services i received. For keeping me in loop all the way is very professional even when you couldn't reach the agent. The report was very detailed and the attention to details was very impressive. The Initial report i first received was very commendable. Great job and keep it up.