If you’re looking for professional advice and guidance for residential property or commercial premises in West Ham, Able Surveyors should be your first port of call. As independent chartered surveyors with 25+ years’ experience of dealing with all types of property, we pride ourselves on delivering a first-rate service, putting our vast building expertise at the disposal of private clients, professional landlords and commercial operators in East London and beyond.


0207 164 6628


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

Buying in West Ham

West Ham in East London is bordered by Forest Gate in the north, Upton Park in the east, Plaistow in the south and Stratford in the west. Homes here are typically well built and slightly larger than other neighbourhoods, and made up of a combination of Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses and large 1960s council estates.

It’s a popular area for city commuters on account of the quick commute into Central London. First time buyers and local families also favour the area for its reasonable property prices. The area is multicultural in character, which makes for a vibrant restaurant scene and a good community spirit.

West Ham’s overall average property price is £372,393, according to Rightmove, which is higher than East Ham but cheaper than Stratford. Prices in the area are up 16% on 2015, benefitting from the ‘Olympic effect’ of property prices nearby.

Chartered Surveyor Services

Whether you are investing in commercial property or are looking to buy a family home in West Ham, it is important to have a thorough knowledge of the building including any issues that might need attention.

At Able Surveyors, our team of experienced building specialists will investigate any kind of property to establish its current state of repair and highlight areas of concern. With the full range of RICS surveys at our disposal, we can recommend the most suitable type of survey for your requirements, and provide the information to enable you to make an intelligent purchase decision. For further in-depth investigation, we also offer a range of specialist property services including Damp Reports, Drone Surveys, Specific Defect Surveys and Ongoing Monitoring Services.

For commercial clients, we can furthermore provide contract administration and cost management services, draw up Schedules of Condition for leasing/renting or party wall awards, and carry out Stock Condition Surveys to help prepare ongoing maintenance schedules.


Do I still need a survey if I have a mortgage valuation?

Yes, it is highly recommended that you do. A mortgage valuation is solely for the benefit of your lender, designed to confirm that the property is worth the amount stated on your mortgage application. For independent advice regarding the condition of the property you are about to make a long-term financial commitment to, you are strongly advised to commission a professional RICS survey for your own peace of mind.

When is it advisable to commission a damp report?

If you suspect damp in a property, swift action should be taken to stop the problem from getting worse. A Damp Report by Able Surveyors will identify whether the cause lies in nearby vegetation, blocked ventilation, roof or guttering defects, assess the extent of any damage and recommend appropriate remedial action. If you are the property owner or managing agent, prospective purchaser or building contractor, get in touch without delay.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about any of our professional property services in West Ham, please contact the team at Able Surveyors for an informal chat. Call the office on 0207 164 6628, email info@ablesurveyors.co.uk or submit a short enquiry through the contact page here.






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.