As property specialists with other 25 years’ worth of experience in the field, as well as a wide portfolio of services which cover both residential and commercial properties in and around Camden, Able Surveyors have an excellent reputation amongst their clientele in Greater London, Essex and the home counties for their full range of RICS Surveys alongside more specialist property services.

The expert team at Able Surveyors have a wealth of knowledge and experience that allow them to deal with a wide range of property types in and around the Camden area. Whether you are in need of a property valuation for a new build in Belsize Park, a must have HomeBuyer Report for a family home Kilburn or a Building Survey for a large period property in the Highgate area. Able Surveyors should be your first port of call for professional guidance and advise.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Property in Camden

It is unsurprising to find that the property marker in Camden has been affected by the political upheaval that the Brexit negotiations have brought. Overall whilst the number of transactions has declined due to buyers placing their moving plans on hold as they await the outcome of Brexit, the overall housing prices have not suffered nearly as much as other London boroughs.

Recent Rightmove figures show that Camden property prices average at around £798,775, which is lower than the nearby Primrose Hill. The most popular form of property in the area in term of sales were apartments, and prices currently hold at the same as the previous year, which were up by 6% on prices in 2016.

Property in the Camden area comes in all manner of types and size. With Primrose Hill currently standing as the most expensive area in the area with an average property value of £2,030,184.

Property Services in Camden

Whether you are thinking of buying a home, or investing in commercial property in the Camden area, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the building that you will be committing to. Many buyers tend to believe that an independent survey is unnecessary, preferring to rely on mortgage valuations, information provided by the property vendor or a quick look around the property themselves.

Able Surveyors firmly believe that you need to be in possession all the facts before you commit, so that you are able to make an informed decision on your property purchase. The expert team of building specialists stand ready to investigate any kind of property across the southern counties to determine its condition and identify any major areas of concern.

Whether you are in need of a RICS Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report or even a Building Survey, the team is ready to advise on the best course of action, and most suitable type of survey whatever your needs. Able Surveyors are also happy to offer a number of specialist property services which tackle more in-depth investigations into things such as damp reports, specific defect surveys and drone surveys.

FAQs

Why is a survey really necessary?

UK property sales abide by the principle of ‘buyer beware’ meaning that it is up to you, the purchaser, to spot any building problems or other issues before you sign on the dotted line. At first glance, a property survey may seem like an additional expense you can do without, especially when there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the building, and the vendor hasn’t mentioned any problems.

It’s a risky strategy, and one that can easily be avoided with the help of a professional surveyor. Many new homeowners who didn’t bother with a survey are finding nasty surprises that they hadn’t anticipated nor budgeted for. Remedying problems such as roof defects or damp issues in a building can be an expensive undertaking.

Is a mortgage valuation report enough?

Be warned that a mortgage valuation is not a building survey. Mortgage valuations are carried out on behalf of the lender, with the sole purpose of establishing whether the property is worth the amount you are hoping to borrow.

Relying on a mortgage valuation is a false economy since the report won’t contain any structural or legal information about the building. Instead, for your own peace of mind, you are advised to commission an independent RICS survey.

Contact us

For further information regarding any of Able Surveyors services, or to arrange for a property survey for a house or apartment in and around the Camden area, why not contact Able Surveyors by emailing info@ablesurveyors.co.uk or calling their office on 0207 164 6628 to speak to the team directly.

 

VALUATION REPORT STARTS AT £350 +VAT

HOMEBUYER REPORT
STARTS AT £450 +VAT

HOMEBUYER REPORT WITH VALUATION STARTS AT £500 +VAT

BUILDING SURVEY
STARTS AT £550 +VAT

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)

+£300

+£300

+£300

Andrew Mulvey
12/04/2022
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
11/03/2022
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
15/12/2021
Excellent service and communication. High quality report with lots of detail. I highly recommend them.
Sharon B
08/11/2021
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
05/11/2021
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
04/11/2021
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
30/09/2021
Very efficient, very competent, excellent customer service!
Chris Folarin
29/09/2021
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.