Able Surveyors boast more than 25 years’ experience of delivering RICS surveys and valuations, and specialist building investigations and services to private and commercial clients in Southwark and across Central and Greater London. From new-build apartments to period conversions, traditional homes and commercial property, we should be your first port of call.


0207 164 6628

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

Investing in Southwark

The London Borough of Southwark is an ancient borough that contains some of the capital’s best attractions and a wealth of neighbourhoods to cater for all demographics. It’s a hugely diverse area stretching from Central London riverside locations to East Dulwich’s peaceful suburban atmosphere, offering up-and-coming neighbourhoods and established family areas that might pique the interest of savvy property investors.

Regeneration over the decades has seen the borough transform to suit the modern needs of the capital, including the Shad Thames warehouse conversions and Peckham’s gentrification. Southwark is ethnically diverse, with more affluent pockets such as Dulwich sitting side by side with more deprived areas such as Livesey and West Walworth.

Southwark’s overall average property price stands at £722,561 according to Rightmove, which is more expensive than nearby Lewisham, Greenwich and Bromley. The majority of property sales in Southwark last year involved flats.

Professional Property Services in Southwark

The highly skilled team of experienced Chartered Surveyors at Able Surveyors provide targeted insights to enable you to make intelligent decisions about your commercial or residential property asset in Southwark. With a broad range of specialist property services at your disposal, we can help you with the purchase and maintenance of all types of building.


When is a Stock Condition Survey (SCS) useful?

This type of survey assesses the main internal and external parts of a property, to records its current condition and assist in preventative maintenance planning. It is particularly useful for large property portfolios and can also be used to gather information on energy efficiency, asbestos management and other specific goals. A SCS is tailored to meet your exact property requirements.

What are condition ratings in a RICS survey report?

RICS surveys use easy-to-understand condition ratings to identify and describe a property’s condition and urgency of repairs. Condition Rating 1 (green) means that no repairs are needed, Condition Rating 2 (amber) indicates defects that are not considered urgent or serious, Condition Rating 3 (red) denotes serious building defects that require urgent repair/replacement.

Contact Us

For expert advice and guidance on any residential or commercial property related issue, or to discuss your requirements for a RICS surveyor in Southwark, we would be delighted to help. Contact Able Surveyors today for an initial chat.






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.