Having delivered a wide range of specialist property services to both private and commercial clients in Havering for over 25 years, Able Surveyors are a team of expert chartered surveyors working to help people across London and the Home Counties address their property concerns with their vast range of services. Whether it be RICS property surveys to aid in home purchases or professional assistance with contract administration or perhaps with a schedule of Condition for a rental portfolio, Able Surveyors stands ready to help.


0207 164 6628


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

Property in Havering

The most eastern borough of London, Havering sits on the border of Essex and has a total of seven town centres including the likes of Romford, Upminster and Hornchurch. With a range of services from shopping, a broad range of restaurants and events which cater to all tastes, the boroughs most attractive attributes are its affordable housing prices and easy commute via Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood, soon to include the hotly anticipated Elizabeth Line.

With initial plans to aid in Havering’s largest regeneration effort agreed the borough is one step closer to achieving the council’s flagship home building programme, and with an average property price of £421,000 it is easy to see which the area is so desirable.

Property Services in Havering

With a range of services including the complete set of RICS home surveys, Able Surveyors are happy to offer a wide range of services to anyone looking to find property in Havering, Central London or the Home Counties including:

  • RICS Condition Report
  • RICS HomeBuyer Report
  • RICS Building Survey
  • Specific Defect Surveys
  • Damp Reports.

No matter what your enquiry the team at Able Surveyors are happy to help and ease your mind with their friendly and reliable services. Whether a commercial property investor looking to maximise returns on their latest portfolio property, or a private client looking to buy a family home looking for the peace of mind knowing that the property you’re thinking in investing in, Able Surveyors are guaranteed to be able to meet your exact needs.


Do I really need a property survey?

While there is no legal obligation to have a survey carried out before you buy a property, we would highly recommend that you do. Property transactions in the UK abide by the principle of caveat emptor aka ‘buyer beware’, meaning it is your responsibility to detect any faults or defects with the building before you exchange contracts.

Able Surveyors offer the full suite of RICS property surveys alongside bespoke commercial surveys for every type of building. We can advise on the best choice for the property in question, and provide you with an insight into the current condition of the structure and highlight any urgent issues. We can also carry out additional investigations regarding any specific concerns you may have. A professional, independent survey can put you in a stronger negotiating position with the vendor.

Is a mortgage valuation the same as a property survey?

Many property buyers are confused about the different types of property survey available. In particular, it cannot be stated often enough that a mortgage valuation is not the same as a property survey. Mortgage valuations are for the benefit of the lender, designed to reassure the mortgage company that the property is worth the amount you are hoping to borrow.

The valuer is not obliged to feed back any information about structural or legal issues about the property, so if you wish to get a clear idea of the condition of the property that you are thinking of buying, you are strongly advised to have an independent inspection and survey carried out. At Able Surveyors, we have many years’ experience in all RICS surveys. Our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and recommend the most suitable home survey to you.

How do you monitor structural movement?

If you suspect structural movement in the building’s foundations, the most common form of ongoing monitoring is crack monitoring. This involves the insertion of small metal studs next to the cracks, with regular readings taken to check whether the cracks are widening or narrowing. Typically, monitoring will carry on for 3 months up to a year to detect any live movement.

If any building works are planned that fall under The Party Wall Act 1996, movement monitoring systems should be installed at different points in the property before construction starts, so that a full record of any movement can be maintained.

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 Havering 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.






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.