Able Surveyors are an established team of independent, chartered surveyors serving residential and commercial property clients in Central London and beyond, covering Essex and the Home Counties. The team at Able Surveyors has a 25-year track record of working with properties in and around the heart of London, including Vauxhall Bridge and its surrounding areas, both north and south of the River Thames.

Over the years the team at Able Surveyors have accumulated a wealth of local property knowledge, ranging from the studio flats to the period townhouses and contemporary homes to the new-build apartments. Able Surveyors are happy to provide pre-purchase RICS property surveys to help you make an informed decision when buying residential property. Able Surveyors are also able to assist with contract administration as well as stock condition surveys for your property portfolio as well as a range of other services. Whatever your query, you can feel safe knowing that it will be met with their utmost attention and excellent levels of service.


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Property in Vauxhall Bridge SW1/SE1

Vauxhall Bridge is a major landmark in Central London that straddles the River Thames close to Millbank on the northern side and the iconic MI6 headquarters at Vauxhall Cross to the south. The strategic riverside location between SW1 and SE1 makes the area an incredibly popular one for property investment.

North of the Thames lays Vauxhall Bridge Road with the average property price standing at £726,937 as of January 2019, flats selling at an average rate of £692,182 and terraced houses for £1,547,481.

South of the Thames you can find Albert Embankment and Nine Elms Lane where luxury residential property developments have been particularly popular. As of January 2019, the average property prices for Albert Embankment in particular sat at a comfortable average of £1,121,475, the vast majority of those properties being apartments.

Property Services in Vauxhall Bridge

Able Surveyors are a team of experts who are able to provide a wide range of property surveys and management services to help you with the purchase and maintenance of your Vauxhall Bridge property asset.

Home buyers can benefit from the full range of RICS surveys: Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey. They can also carry out Specific Defect Surveys, snagging lists and Damp Reports to give you professional documentation on identified areas of concern.

Property investors hoping to develop their portfolio and maximise returns may require assistance with contract administration and cost management services, or stock condition surveys to inform running maintenance schedules.

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 Vauxhall Bridge area, why not contact Able Surveyors by emailing or calling their office on 0207 164 6628 to speak to the team directly.


Why it’s important to get a survey before you buy

Are you familiar with the principle of caveat emptor – buyer beware? It means that the onus is on the buyer to detect faults or defects in a building before committing to the purchase.

Not bothering with a professional survey can be a risky strategy, since any short-term cost savings may well turn out to be a false economy. What if the new homeowner becomes aware of unexpected major building problems that are costly to remedy?

Issues such as damp or roof problems would have been identified by a professional surveyor, while the cost of remedial works would have given leverage to reduce the purchase price. The case for commissioning a professional property survey prior to the purchase cannot be understated.

Why mortgage valuations alone are not enough

For the avoidance of doubt, it’s worth pointing out that a mortgage valuation is not the same as a property survey. Mortgage valuations are designed to reassure the lender that the property exists and is worth the amount of the mortgage.

It is not a building survey, and nor will the report provide any information about the structure or any legal issues with the building. To get a clear idea of the condition of the property asset you are about to invest in, a proper surveyor’s inspection and survey report is required.

How to choose the best property survey

Choosing the best property survey for your requirements depends largely on the age, condition and method of construction of the building in question. RICS Building Surveys offer the most comprehensive investigations and reports. For the purchase of an older or period property or a building requiring major updating and renovation, this type of survey is likely to be most suitable. A well-maintained modern property of standard construction or a new-build, on the other hand, may be better suited to a less in-depth RICS HomeBuyer Report.

Take a look at our comparison table to get a clearer idea of each type of survey, or give the team at Able Surveyors a call to discuss your particular property in question. Our expert surveyors will be happy to guide you towards the right kind of survey for your specific needs.






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.