Property Surveyors in Woodford

Able Surveyors offer comprehensive property advice, RICS surveys and specialist building related services to buyers in Woodford, North East London, Essex and beyond. Over the last 25 years, we’ve built up an enviable reputation for delivering quality service and client care throughout the capital and across a wide range of property types.

Whether you need a property valuation for a new build development, a building survey for a large period property or Schedules of Condition for your rental portfolio, please contact us for professional guidance.

 

0207 164 6628

info@ablesurveyors.co.uk

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

Buying in Woodford

The quiet and prosperous London suburb of Woodford on the Essex border boasts an easy commute into central London, good road connections to the North Circular, the M25 and M11 motorways, good schools and Epping Forest on its doorstep. The area is popular with families and young professional renters.

There’s a mix of Victorian, Edwardian, Twenties and Thirties detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, along with new-build developments of mainly flats. Monkhams Estate near Woodford station is a prime residential location, as are the large Victorian homes overlooking the village green and cricket pitch in Broomhill Road.

Woodford has an average property price of £563,457, similar to neighbouring Woodford Green and South Woodford but less expensive than Woodford Wells (£713.719), with terraced properties accounting for most of last year’s sales, according to the most recent RightMove figures.

Services Offered

At Able Surveyors, our experienced team of Chartered Surveyors is at your service, providing targeted insights to help you make informed property decisions. We have a wide range of property services at our disposal to assist in the purchase and maintenance of all kinds of buildings in Woodford and the surrounding area, including

FAQs

Which is the best property survey for your needs?

At Able Surveyors, our professional team of Chartered Surveyors is experienced in carrying out the full range of RICS surveys. The Level 1 RICS Condition Report is targeted at new builds and modern flats, bungalows or houses built from common building materials in reasonable condition and offers a brief overview of the condition of the property. The mid-range RICS HomeBuyer Report gives more extensive information and may include a market valuation.

The in-depth RICS Building Survey, previously known as a full structural report, is most suitable for older properties and period homes, and buildings that are in need of modernisation or refurbishment. Why not take a look at our comparison table to give you a clearer understanding of the differences between our surveys and to help you choose the best one for your needs?

When do I need a drone survey?

Also known as aerial surveys, drone surveys use leading edge technology involving an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or ‘drone’ to survey a property from the air. They are particularly useful for roof inspections or high rise buildings that are difficult to access, offering a fast, safe and cost effective solution that is becoming increasingly popular with engineers, construction and asset managers.

At Able Surveyors, our drone surveys can offer benefits in terms of safe access that is fast, flexible and economical compared to traditional surveying methods. We can deliver inspection images, video or a full pictorial report to RICS standards for roofs and towers, bridges and viaducts, tower blocks, churches and more.

What is building movement monitoring?

Have you detected cracks in walls, misaligned windows or doors, and suspect structural movement in a building? To confirm, or otherwise, your worst fears of subsidence or heave, Able Surveyors carry out detailed movement monitoring services, with easy-to-follow reports to track what is going on over time.

Ongoing movement monitoring is also becoming a popular request by adjoining owners’ surveyors for building projects such as building extensions, basement excavations, and underpinning of foundations. These fall under the provisions of The Party Wall Act 1996, and a monitoring report can be a useful tool to help you satisfy key requirements and agreement with your neighbours.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our services for commercial and residential property or to arrange for a building survey in Woodford, please contact Able Surveyors on 0207 164 6628 or email info@ablesurveyors.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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.