Able Surveyors have been delivering a wide range of specialist property services to private and commercial clients in Hackney and across Greater London for 25+ years. From new-build apartments to traditional homes and period property, as well as commercial premises and industrial property, we can provide valuable advice and guidance on any property-related matter.


0207 164 6628

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

Buying in Hackney

Hackney in East London is one of the capital’s most exciting areas, attracting people from all over the world. The most expensive areas in the borough tend to be the favoured, centrally located Shoreditch and Hoxton, with better-value properties to be found in Clapton and Homerton.

Hackney Central has improved hugely over recent years, with new homes and a much-improved infrastructure. Most buyers here are singles, couples and young families who are drawn to the area’s slightly alternative vibe and a surprising amount of green space at London Fields and Victoria Park.

New residential developments are a common sight, though historic period terraces can still be found throughout the borough. There’s been large-scale regeneration over the last decades, making Hackney the 12th most expensive borough in the capital.

According to Rightmove figures, Hackney has an overall average price of £595,380, similar to nearby Dalston but cheaper than London Fields and Lower Clapton. Most property transactions in the area last year involved flats.

Property Services Offered

If you are considering buying a place to live or investing in property in Hackney, professional guidance and assistance are highly recommended. We strongly believe that you should be armed with all the salient information to enable you to make an informed purchase decision. Our team of building specialists is on hand to investigate any kind of property to assess its condition and identify any areas of concern.

From RICS HomeBuyer Reports to RICS Building Surveys, we can advise on the best survey for your requirements. We also provide a range of specialist property services for more detailed investigations, including Damp ReportsSpecific Defect Surveys and Drone Surveys.

For our commercial clients who are looking to develop their portfolio and maximise profits, we can help with contract administration and cost management services, or commission a stock condition survey to prepare ongoing maintenance schedules.


Why do you need a damp report?

The cause of damp in a building is usually due to trees and vegetation near buildings, blocked ventilation in windows, walls and floors, or roof and guttering defects leading to moisture ingress. Left undealt with, this can have a serious negative impact on the structural integrity of the building and on the health of its occupants. A Damp Report can be commissioned by a property owner, purchaser, building contractor or management company for buildings where signs of damp have been identified and further investigation is required.

Is a mortgage valuation as good as a property survey?

To clear up any confusion about the difference between a mortgage valuation and a property survey, let us state categorically that the two are not the same and you should never solely rely on a mortgage valuation. This is a report commissioned by and for your lender, with the sole purpose of establishing that the property is worth the amount you are hoping to borrow. For reliable information about the property’s structure and condition, you are strongly advised to have an independent RICS survey carried out.

Contact Us

To find out more about our residential and commercial surveying services in Hackney and to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly, knowledgeable team, please call Able Surveyors on 0207 164 6628 or send your enquiry 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.