Welcome to Able Surveyors in Willesden, your property expert for residential and commercial surveying services and specialist building advice in London. Our team of experienced surveyors prides itself on a professional and dynamic approach to solving your commercial and technical building problems, allowing you to focus on maximising returns on your property investment.
Buying in Willesden
Sometimes described as the old lady of the northwest London suburbs, Willesden’s faded star appears to be making a comeback. There are grand Edwardian homes standing in close contrast to council blocks, with typical 1930s homes aplenty too. The Mapesbury Conservation Area, a cluster of tree-lined streets with Edwardian Arts & Crafts style properties is particularly desirable. Willesden is popular with young professionals, with easy access to the Jubilee Line providing a fast commute into the City or Canary Wharf.
Willesden Green has been highlighted as a major area for generation by Brent Council whose promotional literature says: “Willesden will become and attractive town centre that boasts both a lively day and evening economy with a heightened consumer experience. Visitors to the town centre will be able to enjoy a day of shopping and relaxing into the night time economy where they can experience quality places to eat drink and socialise. Mixed use development will be introduced to the edge of Willesden High Road as it has become increasingly attractive to those that cannot afford the high house prices.”
Major regeneration in Willesden includes the giant new transport hub at Old Oak which will link Crossrail and HS2 in the future.
Willesden has an average overall property price of £685,936, cheaper than Brondesbury Park, Kensal Rise. Compared to neighbouring areas such as affluent West Hampstead and Queens Park, Willesden offers excellent value for money. Most of last year’s property transactions involved flats.
Property Services in Willesden
At Able Surveyors, we offer a selection of building surveys and professional services to ensure that the purchase, maintenance and management of your property asset in Willesden is as straightforward as we can make it.
All buyers can benefit from one of our RICS property surveys and we are happy to advise on the right choice of Condition Report, HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey. Where a particular area of concern has already been highlighted, we can carry out Specific Defect Surveys, Snagging Lists, Damp Reports and more to provide full professional documentation of the issue.
Investors looking to develop their portfolio and maximise profits may be interested in our assistance with Schedules of Condition for tenanted properties, or Stock Condition Surveys to prepare and ongoing maintenance schedule.
The RICS Condition Report is the simplest home survey and covers the basic condition of the property, any major building defects as well as any potential legal problems. There is no advice given or valuation provided with this survey, meaning it is only really suitable for new builds or modern homes that are in a good state of repair.
The fact that you’re a cash buyer means no lender is involved – you’re on your own. Given the risk associated with any property purchase, it is wise to have a survey carried out so you know the condition of the building and any issues with it before you commit to the purchase, and can take the appropriate action.
For specialist guidance and advice on all commercial and residential property related issues, or to discuss your requirements for a Chartered Surveyor in Willesden, Able Surveyors would be delighted to help. Get in touch today.