Able Surveyors are a team of friendly, experienced chartered surveyors standing ready with an accumulated 25 years’ worth of experience to serve Stratford, East London, Essex as well as the home counties. With a wealth of knowledge regarding residential and commercial property Able Surveyors are able to provide the full range of RICS Surveys as well as more specialist reports such as Schedules of Condition, Stock Condition Surveys and Damp Reports.

Whether you require a property survey or another building related service for a property in or around Stratford why not get in touch with Able Surveyors expert team who would be happy to help with any property related enquiries you might have.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Property in Stratford

Historically Stratford has held a reputation of being a less desirable residential location, however since the 2012 London Olympics and the accompanying Olympic-driven renovations that struck the area Stratford image has been increasingly boosted putting the area back on the map as a great place to live and work.

Property prices have remained stable in the Stratford area despite these renovations, and as such remains between 25-30% behind the average London price of £625,000 with an average of just over £450,000. This makes Stratford one of the most affordable places in Greater London attracting interest from home buyers and investors alike.

Property Services in Stratford

Whether you are thinking of buying a home, or investing in commercial property in the Stratford 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

Our Range of Services

Able Surveyors offer a comprehensive range of property surveying services to clients in Stratford and East London. Whether you are a first time buyer, a growing family or a buy-to-let investor, it is critical to have a full understanding of the condition of the property you are about to commit to.

Surprisingly, many purchasers choose not to arrange for any kind of survey for the property asset they are thinking of investing in. As an unfortunate result, they could end up facing hefty bills to fix defects and other problems on their property that a survey would have identified.

Our highly popular RICS surveys inspect the general condition of a property and provide essential information on areas of concern.

  • A RICS HomeBuyer Survey is a mid-range survey that is appropriate for the majority of UK properties. A detailed inspection is reported using a standardised structure and presented in a user-friendly manner.
  • A RICS Building Survey, formerly known as a ‘full structural survey’, is particularly suited to unusual properties, older structures, buildings constructed with unconventional methods or materials or where major works are planned.
Why do I need a survey?

Property transactions operate under the principle of caveat emptor – buyer beware. The seller is not obliged to provide you with extensive details about the property’s condition; it’s up to you to obtain the information. Purchasing a property without any kind of survey means that you are effectively buying blind. The risk is that you end up with a property that needs serious renovation work costing thousands of pounds.

A RICS property survey is designed to give you an independent insight into the current condition of the property, carried out by a professional surveyor. You can also choose a specific defect survey report if you are concerned about one particular aspect. Having a survey can put you in a stronger negotiating position if you choose to proceed with the purchase.

Which survey should I get?

As mentioned above, Able Surveyors offer three different types of RICS survey – the RICS Condition Report, the RICS HomeBuyer Report and the RICS Building Survey. The right survey for your property depends on several factors including the age of the property, its general condition and method of construction.

See below for a survey comparison table that we have created to give you a clear understanding of the differences between our surveys and to help you choose which one is most suitable for your property purchase.

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 Stratford 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.