A long-established team of independent chartered surveyors in Barking & Dagenham, Able Surveyors boast a 25-year track record of serving residential and commercial property clients across Greater London and Essex. We’ve built up a wealth of local property knowledge – from studio flats and new-build apartments to executive homes and period houses, and all kinds of commercial property – to assist you with any building-related matter.


0207 164 6628


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

Buying in Barking & Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham are one of the most affordable London boroughs for buying property. There are good transport links into Central London, set to get a boost with Crossrail and the Overground extension to Barking Riverside.

This is also the location of one of the largest house-building projects in London, with 10,800 homes currently being constructed on the site of an old power station. Barking & Dagenham Council have set itself a target of building 50,000 homes and creating 20,000 new jobs in the next 20 years. There are house-building schemes aplenty here, which makes purchasing residential property in this area not only an affordable choice but a smart investment too.

According to Rightmove, overall property prices in Barking & Dagenham stand at £319,027, cheaper than nearby Havering, Newham and Tower Hamlets. Most property sales last year involved terraced houses.

Professional Property Services

If you are thinking of investing in residential or commercial property in Barking & Dagenham, an established local surveyor can be your best source of advice. At Able Surveyors, we strongly believe that you need to have all the essential information at your disposal to make an intelligent purchase decision.

We can assess the condition of any property, with easy-to-understand reporting and identifying any areas of concern. Our Chartered Surveyors offer the full suite of RICS property surveys and valuations and are happy to advise you on the right choice for your requirements. For in-depth investigations, we provide specialist property services including Damp ReportsSpecific Defect Surveys and Drone Surveys.

For commercial clients focusing on developing their portfolio and maximising returns, we provide contract administration and cost management services, and can carry out Stock Condition Surveys to help prepare ongoing maintenance schedules.


Is a mortgage valuation sufficient to provide peace of mind?

There is a common misconception that a mortgage valuation is a type of property survey – it is not! While the sole purpose of this type of valuation is to reassure the mortgage company that the building is worth the amount of the mortgage, it won’t give you any information about the building itself. To obtain crucial details about the building’s condition to enable you to make an informed purchase decision, you need a professional RICS property survey.

What is the purpose of a damp report?

When moisture finds its way into a building and the problem is not dealt with, the long-term consequences, damp can ensue, which can be dangerous, affecting both the structural integrity and the building’s inhabitants. A Damp Report will establish whether the cause of damp is due to nearby vegetation or trees, blocked ventilation or roof defects, and advise on the best course of action to remedy the problem.

Contact Us

For details about any of our property services or to discuss your needs for a property survey in Barking & Dagenham, please get in touch. You can reach the Able Surveyors team on 0207 164 6628, email info@ablesurveyors.co.uk or send us a short message via our contact page here.






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.