Welcome to Able Surveyors, your independent firm of experienced RICS Chartered Surveyors in City of London. We work with private clients, commercial operators and professional landlords across some of Central London’s most prestigious locations, providing a wealth of specialist advice to help you get the most of your property asset.


0207 164 6628


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

Buying in City of London

Synonymous with the beating heart of British politics, City of London’s Central London location has a genuine sense of history that can be felt wherever you go. Property wise, there are fine Queen Anne and Georgian houses tucked away in the back streets near St James’s Park and around Smith Square, as well as imposing blocks of mansion flats and new build developments around Westminster Cathedral.

Many homes in the City of London are bought as second homes or as property investments. Interestingly, buying property here is around a third less expensive than in nearby Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge, and there are a surprising number of social housing estates too, notably the Arts and Crafts Millbank Estate, the Lutyens designed Grosvenor Estate and the Horseferry Road Estate.

According to Rightmove, most property sales in the area last year involved flats, with an average price of £1,390,194, while terraced properties fetched nearly £6 million on average. Piccadilly is the most expensive residential address.

Our Professional Services in the City of London

We have a large portfolio of specialist property services in the City of London, designed to help private and commercial clients with the purchase and maintenance of all types of property asset. Putting our vast surveying experience and specific expertise at your disposal, we offer targeted insights to facilitate informed property decisions. As experienced City of London surveyors, we offer the following services:


Why are property surveys important?

In the UK, sellers are not necessarily obliged to provide buyers with information about the property’s condition – it’s up to the buyer to determine whether they think the property is a sound investment.

Property surveys provide buyers with a professional insight into a structure’s condition, from a completely impartial perspective. Understanding potential risks or defects within the building can give you a stronger negotiating position if you still wish to buy the property, or even provide the information you need to walk away and find a more suitable home.

Without a survey, buyers are effectively going in blind. It’s not uncommon for new owners to suddenly discover their home requires serious renovation and restorative work that can end up costing thousands of pounds.

Which survey should I get?

At Able Surveyors, we offer all three RICS surveys in order to cater for all property types. Condition Reports provide a brief overview of a property, while HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys are increasingly in-depth. For more information, take a look at our survey comparison table or give our team a call.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about residential and commercial building surveys in the City, or to discuss your property asset in detail, please get in touch with our friendly, knowledgeable team on 0207 164 6628 or via our Contact Page.






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.