At Able Surveyors, our team of experienced Chartered Surveyors have been dealing with residential and commercial property in Tottenham, North London and beyond for over 25 years. We can provide a full range of RICS surveys as well as professional property services including Schedules of Condition and Stock Condition Surveys.

We are proud to have built up long-term relationships with many of our local clients, and strive to provide a reliable, professional service where trusted expert advice comes as standard. Take a look at our customer testimonials here.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Buying in Tottenham

Tottenham has excellent transport links to the rest of the capital and borders some of North London’s most sought after boroughs. Tottenham Hotspur’s spectacular new football stadium is a major landmark. The area has long been a traditional working-class neighbourhood boasting an international character full of cultural diversity, but in recently times the areas has been subject to a huge regeneration programme.

According to Rightmove, Tottenham has an overall average property price of £458,268, more expensive than nearby Tottenham Hale but cheaper than South Tottenham, and a healthy 16% up on 2016 prices. Terraced properties constitute the majority of property sales in the past year. With comparatively inexpensive property and the promise of further redevelopment of the area, investing in property in Tottenham could be a shrewd move.

Professional Property Services

Whether you are looking for a family home or are investing in residential or commercial property in Tottenham, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the building and any issues that may need attention. Regrettably, an alarming number of potential buyers underestimate the importance of a survey, relying instead on information provided by the seller or mortgage valuation.

At Able Surveyors, our team of building professionals will investigate all kinds of property to establish its current condition and highlight any areas of concern. We can advise on the most suitable type of RICS survey for your needs, providing the critical information you need in order to make an informed decision.

For further detailed investigation, we can carry out specific defect surveysdamp reports and drone surveys alongside a range of specialist property services for and landlords and investors.

FAQs

Which property survey should you get?

Choosing the right survey will largely depend on the age, condition and building method of the property in question. At Able Surveyors, we carry out the full range of RICS surveys and are happy to discuss your specific requirements, advising on the most beneficial survey for your house or flat purchase.

Choose a RICS HomeBuyer Report for modern properties of conventional construction that are in a good state of repair, or opt for an in-depth investigation and RICS Building Survey for larger or older buildings or those that are in need of major updating and refurbishment. Here’s a handy comparison table to explain the different surveys available.

Can you rely on a mortgage valuation alone?

One of the most common misunderstandings among home buyers is to think that a mortgage valuation is a type of property survey. Sadly, that isn’t the case. A mortgage valuation is carried out on behalf of your lender, with the sole intention of establishing whether the property is worth the amount you are applying to borrow.

Relying on the information contained in the mortgage valuation is a false economy since it won’t give you any information about structural or legal issues with the building. For your own peace of mind, we strongly advise that you take out and independent survey approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). At Able Surveyors, we carry out the full range of RICS home surveys and will be happy to advise which one would be most suitable for your needs.

Why is it important to monitor cracks in walls?

Are you worried about potential movement in building foundations as a consequence of your adjoining neighbour’s planned basement conversion or home extension? Are there existing cracks in your walls, or are your door or windows not closing properly, making you suspect subsidence?

At Able Surveyors, we offer ongoing crack monitoring and reporting over time – typically 3-12 months – so that you have a clear record of what is going on, and with a clear indication of the potential causes of movement. The monitoring report can be used to help satisfy key requirements and agreements with your adjoining neighbours, and enables the appropriate remedial work to be scheduled in.

Contact us

To find out more about our residential and commercial surveying services in Tottenham and to discuss your particular requirements, please get in touch with the friendly, knowledgeable team at Able Surveyors by calling 0207 164 6628 or sending your enquiry via our contact page.

 

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.