With 25+ years of experience serving Hornchurch, Essex and Greater London and boasting a wealth of knowledge on local property including studio flats and period townhouses or new build appartements and executive homes Able Surveyors are happy to assist all clients, whether commercial or residential in the Hornchurch area.

Offering a range of services including pre-purchased RICS property surveys and HomeBuyer Reports enabling you to make an informed decision regarding the residential property that you were thinking of investing in, as well as larger scale contract administration, stock condition surveys or even Schedules of Condition for professional property clients, Able Surveys is sure to offer a service to fit your needs.


0207 164 6628


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

Buying in Hornchurch

With an excess of shops and restaurants, Hornchurch stands as the retail and flagship cultural centre for the London borough of Havering. Surrounded by Romford, Upminster, Rainham and Dagenham making it a popular area for first time buyers and families, as it has good schools and affordable homes, as well as good transport links via the District Line.

With an average property price of £425,000, Hornchurch boasts a wide variety of properties, from Victorian town houses, to post war homes and a healthy number of bungalows. The most popular property type in Hornchurch however is its assortment of three- or four-bedroom semi-detached houses which sell at an average of £436,000.

Emerson Park stands as the area’s most expensive location where you are likely to find a few large, modern gated mansion. Parkstone Avenue and Woodlands Avenue are the areas prime residential area where the houses boast multi-million pound asking prices.

Property Services in Hornchurch

Able Surveyors are a team of experts who are able to provide a wide range of property surveys and management services to help you with the purchase and maintenance of your Hornchurch property asset.

Home buyers can benefit from the full range of RICS surveys: Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey. They can also carry out Specific Defect Surveys, snagging lists and Damp Reports to give you professional documentation on identified areas of concern.

Property investors hoping to develop their portfolio and maximise returns may require assistance with contract administration and cost management services, or stock condition surveys to inform running maintenance schedules.


Do you really need a property survey?

For UK property sales, the principle of ‘buyer beware’ applies, meaning the onus is on the purchaser to spot any building defects or other problems before contracts are exchanged. While a survey may seem like an unnecessary expense when the property looks perfectly alright to you, we would always recommend getting an experienced Chartered Surveyor to take a professional look.

A RICS property survey is designed to give you an independent insight into the condition of the building, identifying potentially serious issues such as damp, roof defects, timber decay and more that may not be obvious to the layman. Not only is this crucial information to inform your purchase decision, the cost of any necessary remedial work can be budgeted for and may even be negotiated with the vendor.

How are drones used in surveying?

UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology or ‘drones’ can be used to cover large areas in hard-to-reach locations to produce accurate survey data. At Able Surveyors, our drone surveys deliver inspection images, video or a full pictorial survey to RICS standards for high level areas. They are the modern surveyor’s solution for roofs and towers, skyscrapers and tower blocks, and many other types of inaccessible structures.

Aerial surveys can provide huge benefits in terms of safe access, speed, flexibility and cost, and are quickly becoming the inspection method of choice of many engineers, building and asset managers when surveying buildings at height.

How is structural movement monitored?

Whether you suspect subsidence in a building, or your adjoining neighbour is planning a building extension or basement excavation that affects the party wall between you, movement monitoring is a good idea. By inserting small metal studs alongside any existing cracks, and take regular readings over 3 months to 1 year, your surveyor can ascertain whether and how much structural movement exists.

At Able Surveyors, we produce valuable, easy-to-understand monitoring reports, with clear information about the potential causes of movement and suggestions for appropriate remedial work.

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 Hornchurch 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.