Able Surveyors are a team of professional surveys covering London, Essex and the Home Counties. Offering a range of services including HomeBuyer Reports, property advice, RICS surveys and reports to buyers in and around Islington, Able surveyors have a reputation for delivering quality services and client care based on their 25 years’ worth of knowledge and experience.

Experienced in dealing with a wide range of property types in the Islington area, whether you need a valuation for a new-build development, a HomeBuyer Report for a conventional flat or house, or even a full building survey for a large period property, then why not get in touch with the expert team at Able Surveyors who will be more than happy to help whatever your request.


0207 164 6628

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

Buying in Islington

Islington is a borough of London which has seen major regeneration in recent years which includes the Packington Estate redevelopment which was fundamental in transforming the London borough into the thriving new housing and business area that it is today. With plenty of potential for growth both in the residential and business sectors the borough.

Recent Rightmove figures sit average property prices in the Islington area at £720,988 which is similar to Highbury but slightly lower than Canonbury. Terraced property in the Islington area has recently been selling for an average of £1,268,909. Property prices in Islington are significantly less than properties found in Barnsbury which sit at an average of £846,104.

Our Services in Islington

Able Surveyors are a team of experts who can provide a wide range of property surveys and management services to help you with the purchase and maintenance of your Islington property asset whether it is a new family home or commercial property opportunity that you are looking to let or sell on.

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.


Why do you need a survey?

Property transactions in the UK are governed by the principle of caveat emptor (buyer beware) which means that it is up to the purchaser to detect any building faults or defect before signing on the dotted line.

If you decide to forego a survey, perhaps to save costs or because you assume that a quick glance over the building will tell you all you need to know, this can be a risky strategy. As many homeowners have found out to their chagrin, rectifying major building issues such as damp or roof defects can be very costly indeed. A professional building survey would have identified these and other issues where present, while the cost of any building work could have been negotiated with the vendor.

Should you rely on a mortgage valuation report?

One of the most common misunderstandings is that a mortgage valuation is a type of building survey. This is not the case at all! Mortgage valuations are conducted on behalf of and for the sole benefit of the lender. The purpose of the report is to ascertain that the property is worth the amount of money you are applying to borrow.

A mortgage valuation won’t include any information regarding structural or legal issues with the building. For your own peace of mind, commissioning your own RICS survey is highly recommended.

Which is the best survey for you?

Able Surveyors are happy to discuss your requirements and suggest the most suitable survey for your property needs, depending on the age, condition and construction method of the building in question.

We carry out the full range of RICS surveys including the most basic Condition Reports, mid-range HomeBuyer Reports for well maintained modern homes and new build properties, and comprehensive Building Surveys for older properties or those that require renovation. Why not check our comparison table to get an insight into the different types of surveys available.

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 Islington area, why not contact Able Surveyors by emailing 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.