Welcome to Able Surveyors in Richmond, your professional point of contact for surveying services for residential property and commercial premises. We pride ourselves on our deep technical and commercial knowledge gained over 25+ years in the London property market, and would be delighted to assist with any building related query you may have.


0207 164 6628


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

Buying in Richmond

An affluent residential area of South West London bordering Surrey, the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has a good choice of homes, plenty of green space and some of the most beautiful views of the Thames. As one local estate agents puts is: “For people moving out of more central areas, it is often a halfway house before making the move to the country. However, once here a lot of families end up staying and never make that final move. Richmond is that perfect blend of parks, river, history and architecture.”

Richmond Hill is a prime residential location, with apartments and houses at the top overlooking the Arcadian Thames commanding a premium. New residential developments include the former Star & Garter Home for disabled ex-service personnel and the Georgian Ancaster House nearby.

Richmond has an overall average property price of £1,090,108 (Rightmove) and is recording strong growth. Last year, prices were up by 19% on the previous year and 21% up on 2015. Most transactions last year involved apartments.

Our Professional Services in Richmond

Backed by 25+ years’ experience in the Greater London property market, the competent team of Chartered Building Surveyors at Able Surveyors delivers an extensive range of building related services aimed at helping our clients in Richmond, Surrey, with the purchase and maintenance of residential and commercial property assets. Services offered include:


Why should landlords bother with a Schedule of Condition?

A Schedule of Condition will ensure that the tenant’s repairing obligations under a commercial lease are clearly laid down in reference to the condition of the premises at the start of the lease. In this way, the interests of both parties are protected are the potential for conflict arising from claims for damages are greatly reduced.

What is the purpose of an aerial building survey?

Using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, a drone survey is a faster, safer and more cost-efficient method to carry out building surveys from the air. For roof inspections, tower, bridge or large building surveys, aerial building surveys are fast becoming the sensible choice for surveyors, engineers and building managers.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about our Chartered Building Surveys and RICS Valuations in Richmond upon Thames, please call the friendly, knowledgeable team at Able Surveyors on 0207 164 6628 or contact us here.






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.