0207 164 6628

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

Able Surveyors has been delivering expert property services to private and commercial clients in Romford for over 25 years. Working with property all across London, Essex and the Home Counties, the team has experience with a huge variety of homes, from period cottages to contemporary, new-build apartments. Whether you would like a RICS property survey for a home you are about to purchase, or need assistance with contract administration or a stock condition survey for your portfolio, Able Surveyors can help.

Our Chelmsford office is just 30 minutes from the centre of Romford and we routinely attend homes in Brentwood, Gallows Corner and Ilford.

FAQs

Why is it important to have a property survey prior to purchase?

The UK property market operates under “caveat emptor”, meaning that the onus is on the purchaser to find faults or defects within the building they’re buying.

Many buyers choose not to commission a professional survey (often in an attempt to reduce costs) and proceed with a sale having only given the property a superficial inspection with an untrained eye. Too frequently, these buyers end up paying thousands of pounds once they move in, to rectify major issues like damp or faulty roofing. These defects could have been identified by a professional surveyor and the estimated cost of remedial work negotiated off of the buying price – ultimately saving the new homeowners a considerable amount of money.

What if you’ve had a mortgage valuation report?

Mortgage valuations are for the benefit of your lender, to ensure that the property actually exists and is worth at least the amount they are lending you. The valuer is not obliged to feedback any information about structural or legal issues that they may find.

What is the best type of property survey?

The most appropriate type of survey depends on the age, condition and construction of the building in question. The RICS Building Survey is the most thorough investigation and report, but for new-build homes or even just well-cared for modern properties, the level of detail this provides may be overkill. Similarly, the HomeBuyer Report is suitable for the majority of homes in the UK, but if you are buying a period property or a building that required significant renovation, it simply won’t give you enough information.

Our team at Able Surveyors will be happy to discuss the property you’re looking to purchase and help you make the best decision. Alternatively, you can use our comparison table to give you a clearer idea of what each type of survey entails.

Property in Romford

Average house prices in Romford are currently around £354,000, with apartments available from around £240,000 and detached family homes selling for upwards of £500,000.

After a promising, borough-wide price surge in recent years, these figures reflect a slowdown in Romford values (-2.46% compared to six months ago). However, Romford’s proximity to the A12 and M25 makes it popular with commuter families, and Havering remains one of the most affordable areas in London, so an investment now is likely to pay off in a few years.

Property Services

At Able Surveyors, we offer a range of surveys and management services to ensure the purchase and maintenance of your property is as straightforward as possible.

All buyers can benefit from one of our RICS surveys, and we are happy to help explain the differences and benefits of Condition Reports, HomeBuyer Reports, and Building Surveys. Where a particular area of concern has already been identified, our team also carry out Specific Defect Surveys, snagging lists and Damp Reports to provide professional documentation of the issue.

Those who are looking to develop their portfolio and maximise their profits can request our assistance with contract administration and cost management services, or commission a stock condition survey to prepare an ongoing maintenance schedule.

 

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

Contact us

For more information about any of our services or to arrange a property survey for a house or apartment in Romford, please get in touch. You can send an email to ablesurveyors@gmail.com or call our office on 0207 164 6628 to speak to the team directly.

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.