Are you in need of friendly and reliable, professional advice for a residential or commercial property venture in Central London? Then Able Surveyors should be your first port of call, as being an independent firm of expert Chartered Surveyors with over 25 years’ worth of experience working with high value property in Knightsbridge and the surrounding SW1, SW3 and SW7 areas.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Based in Billericay, Essex, the team at Able Surveyors are able to travel all across the capital and the surrounding Home Counties ready to provide you with whatever you need from a wide range of services including surveying services, property valuations as well as a number of other building related services. Understanding the needs of high-end clients is something that the professional team at Able Surveyors pride themselves in and know how to ensure that properties meet the exact standards of their clients.

With an excellent reputation and an accumulated 25+ years’ worth of combined knowledge dealing with a wide range of property from the humble single apartment units, to majestic townhouses as well as commercial and industrial units ready to support your growing business, Able Surveyors are ready to help you with any enquiries that you may have to help you get the most out of your property purchase, property assets or land managements.

Property in Knightsbridge

Knightstbridge is renowned for being London’s most exclusive shopping district. With its grand Victorian homes, garden squares and the nearby Hyde Park, Knightsbridge is home to a wealth of commercial outlets ranging from designer stores to beauty salons, as well as clubs, restaurants and banks. Knightstbridge is also well known for being the home of London’s most iconic store and a landmark in itself, Harrods.

Residential property in what is surly one of London’s most exclusive areas is amongst the highest valued property worldwide, boasting an average price of £2,600,000 and prices ranging between £400,000 to a grand £11,000,000. Recently however, records were shattered as the most expensive UK mansion to ever come onto the market was listed in the area, a 45-bedroom property sitting at Rutland Gate, overlooking Hyde Park SW7 with an asking price of £300,000,000.

Property Services in Knightsbridge

Whether you are thinking of buying a home, or investing in commercial property in Knightsbridge, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the building that you will be committing to. Many buyers tend to believe that an independent survey is unnecessary, preferring to rely on mortgage valuations, information provided by the property vendor or a quick look around the property themselves.

Able Surveyors firmly believe that you need to be in possession all the facts before you commit, so that you are able to make an informed decision on your property purchase. The expert team of building specialists stand ready to investigate any kind of property across the southern counties to determine its condition and identify any major areas of concern.

Whether you are in need of a RICS Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report or even a Building Survey, the team is ready to advise on the best course of action, and most suitable type of survey whatever your needs. Able Surveyors are also happy to offer a number of specialist property services which tackle more in-depth investigations into things such as damp reports, specific defect surveys and drone surveys.

FAQs

What is a Drone Survey?

A drone survey uses cutting edge technology to be able to survey a property from the air. Also known as aerial surveys, UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) or UASs (unmanned aerial system), drone surveys are a fast, safe and cost effective solution.

They are particularly useful for roof inspections or large building surveys where this type of surveying is quickly becoming the sensible option, preferred by engineers, construction and asset managers because of the immense advantages offered in terms of speed and safety when surveying buildings at height.

UAV technology is perfect to cover large areas and locations that are difficult to access, producing accurate aerial survey data and high resolution photography for any property. From inspection images to video or a full pictorial survey report, drone surveys are the modern surveyor’s solution for roofs and towers, tower blocks and skyscrapers, and many other types of structure.

When might you need a Damp Report?

Damp is a common issue with buildings old and new that should never be ignored. Most damp is treatable but left undealt with, it has the potential to cause real damage to wall plaster and structural timbers. A damp survey may be requested as a precaution or as specialist investigation if signs of damp are detected in the course of a general survey.

Damp Reports may be produced for

  • A property owner who has detected damp issues in certain areas of the property
  • A property purchaser whose structural survey has highlighted damp issues and a more in-depth survey has been recommended
  • A building contractor working on a property and finding damp problems
  • A management company that has been informed of damp issues by tenants

Able Surveyors can produce independent damp reports dedicated to establishing the cause of damp, advise on possible solutions and suggest reliable contractors to carry out any correction measures required.

How do you select the right property survey?

Choosing the most appropriate property service will largely depends on the age, condition and construction method of the building in question; your surveyor should advise you accordingly.

For the most comprehensive investigations and reports for a wide range of requirements, RICS Building Surveys offer plenty of flexibility. Choose a RICS HomeBuyer Report for a well maintained modern property or a new build, while a RICS Building Survey is recommended for a period property or any building requiring major updating and refurbishment.

Take a look at the handy comparison table below to get a better idea of what might be most suitable for your residential or commercial property. Or give the Able Surveyors team a call to discuss your property concerns and let them guide you towards to best solution.

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 Knightsbridge 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.

 

VALUATION REPORT STARTS AT £350 +VAT

HOMEBUYER REPORT
STARTS AT £450 +VAT

HOMEBUYER REPORT WITH VALUATION STARTS AT £500 +VAT

BUILDING SURVEY
STARTS AT £550 +VAT

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)

+£300

+£300

+£300

Andrew Mulvey
12/04/2022
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
11/03/2022
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
15/12/2021
Excellent service and communication. High quality report with lots of detail. I highly recommend them.
Sharon B
08/11/2021
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
05/11/2021
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
04/11/2021
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
30/09/2021
Very efficient, very competent, excellent customer service!
Chris Folarin
29/09/2021
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.