Able surveyors are an established, professional team serving the needs of both private and commercial clients in and around Notting Hill. With over 25 years’ worth of experience, dealing with a huge variety of properties, ranging from period townhouse, contemporary homes and new-build apartments. The expert surveyors have a wealth of accumulated local knowledge from working with property in Notting Hill, Greater London, Essex as well as the Home Counties.

Whether looking for a RICS property survey in consideration of a residential property purchase, or you are in need of help with contract administration or even a stock condition survey for your property portfolio, Able Surveyors stands ready and willing to be your first port of call.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Property in Notting Hill

As one of the most well-known and sought-after locations in London, Notting Hill property prices average at £2,010,395. This is significantly higher than the London average price of property standing at £615,046 but similar to nearby area such as Ladbroke Grove at £2,034,205 and less expensive than Holland Park at £2,844,349 and Campden Hill at £3,230,863.

Flat sales in 2018 for Notting Hill stood out as particularly popular selling at an average rate of £1,102,833, whilst in comparison terraced properties sold for an average of £3,933,729 with semi-detached homes selling at slightly less with an average of £3,767,000.

Overall despite the housing market slowing down, properties in Notting Hill have performed strongly with prices seeing an annual increase of 11% in 2016, and 21% in 2017. Notting Hill remains one of the most sturdy and popular investment areas in London.

Property Services in Notting Hill

Whether you are thinking of buying a home, or investing in commercial property in the Notting Hill area, 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

Why do you need a property survey before you buy?

Property transactions operate on the basis of caveat emptor, meaning that it is up to the purchaser to identify defects or faults within a building before committing to a purchase.

The decision not to commission a professional survey in an effort to reduce costs, thinking that a quick visual inspection by a layman will suffice, is a risky strategy. All too often, the new owners end up paying thousands of pounds to rectify major issues such as damp or faulty roofing that could have been picked up by a professional surveyor, while the estimated cost of the remedial work could have been used to negotiated the purchase price downwards, potentially saving the new homeowners a considerable amount of money.

Why is a mortgage valuation report not enough?

A common misconception is that a mortgage valuation is as good as a property survey. Not so! Mortgage valuations are carried out for the benefit of your lender; they’re used to ensure that the property actually exists and is worth no less than the amount you wish to borrow. This type of valuation does not include any information regarding any structural or legal issues with the building.

Which property survey should you choose?

Depending on the age, condition and method of construction of the building in question, there are a number of different surveys available. The RICS Building Survey is the most thorough investigation and report. If you are considering buying a period property or a building that requires renovation, this may be the best type of property survey for you. However, if the building is a new-build home or a well maintained modern property, a HomeBuyer Report may suffice.

Speak with the team at Able Surveyors to discuss the property you are looking to purchase and we will guide you towards the most appropriate type of survey for your needs. You can also use our comparison table to gain a clearer insight of what each type of survey entails.

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 Notting Hill 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.