At Able Surveyors, we deliver Stock Condition Surveys (SCS) to assess an organisation’s property portfolio, and to record its current condition in preparation for imminent and future repairs and maintenance programmes. The information gleaned is stored in a database to use as a guide for preventative maintenance to be completed. It may be commissioned for one property or several. Get in touch with us today to see how can help.

When is a Stock Condition Survey required?

Organisations that are responsible for managing property assets or large portfolios will typically be required, either by contractual agreement or by law, to maintain the property to a good standard.

A Stock Condition Survey provides our clients with an overview condition of the properties in their care, delivering essential information regarding the state of repair to enable future maintenance planning and investment requirements to be budgeted for.

If you are responsible for managing a property asset or large portfolio, Able Surveyors can carry out Stock Condition Surveys that are tailored to suit your requirements, whether covering individual elements (kitchens, bathrooms etc) or entire residential blocks. In many cases, an SCS can be combined with other services such as Specific Defect Surveys or Damp Reports, thereby reducing the need for several site visits and their associated costs.

Meeting the Decent Homes Standard

Our assessments will also take into account any health and safety issues and can highlight any non-conformities with the Decent Home Standard, the minimum standard for housing that landlords must meet. Identifying any hazards or non-compliance issues is of vital importance for any landlord or property owner, since maintaining a well-maintained property asset not only makes sound commercial sense but is also a legal obligation. In this way, SCS data can be helpful to avoid issues such as poor publicity and litigation.

For landlords and social housing authorities, SCS data is also important to help inform future asset management and investment programmes. What’s more, for local housing authorities, information on the condition of private sector housing stock within their area will help to inform their future housing structure and allocation of scarce capital resources.

Who are our clients?

Over the years, Able Surveyors have built strong relationships with public sector bodies, private landlords and commercial operators, as well as charitable organisations. Our experienced surveyors assist with Stock Condition Surveys on a cyclical basis for:

  • Councils and Local Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Care Home Clients
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Managing Agents of Residential Apartment Blocks

We have a dedicated team of Chartered Surveyors who are experienced in all aspects of property surveying and can undertake large-scale projects as well as individual assessments of single premises, such as residential homes and commercial buildings.

How Able Surveyors can help

In today’s economic climate, the SCS information we deliver can be pivotal for helping you make sensible strategic decisions about your property portfolios. This not only assists organisations with the detection of major defects that could be harmful to residents or cause long-term damage to the building, it also helps with ensuring good day-to-day building upkeep and maintenance. Keeping your property assets in a good state of repair also helps with property planning and budgeting, while optimising the value of your stock.

Our team can further provide assistance and guidance by preparing Schedules of Works for identified maintenance work and repairs, along with a budget of costings for a full picture. That way, landlords and property managers can undertake planned preventative maintenance proactively and cost-effectively, reducing the cost of reactive maintenance works and call-out charges.

Please contact Able Surveyors at 0207 164 6628 or to discuss your property portfolio and requirements for Stock Condition Surveys with our professional team.

Why Choose Us?

  • Able Surveyors have built up an excellent reputation for commercial property management services and specialist building surveys for homes and businesses in London and the Home Counties. From our offices in Essex and Central London, we deliver valuable, commercially focused advice and guidance to assist property owners, operators and managers of retail premises, industrial units, educational establishments and other business premises, as well as residential property, to make informed decisions about their asset acquisition, disposal or management.
  • We have 25+ years of surveying experience and a seasoned team of RICS Chartered Surveyors to put at your disposal. Our highly competent, motivated surveyors have a wealth of expertise dealing with different types of residential and commercial property in and around London, providing commercial property management services and building surveys for homes and businesses. If you are looking for valuable professional insights to help you get the most from your property investment or building management, you couldn’t be in better hands.
  • Able Surveyors are proud to be members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), our esteemed professional body. We comply with the strict RICS code of conduct, rules and regulations and are regularly monitored for quality. That way, we can provide peace of mind to all clients that they will continue to receive the highest standards of service excellence. As experienced construction management professionals in the London area, we are also members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
  • We offer a wealth of professional surveying and building-related services for residential and commercial property clients in Central London, Greater London and Essex. Our extensive service portfolio comprises the full suite of RICS property surveys and valuations as well as in-depth surveys for specific defects or concerns, including detailed damp and subsidence investigations, and snagging reports for new-build property. For commercial landlords and tenants, we can help with Schedules of Condition and Dilapidation Surveys as well as Lease Extension Surveys and more.



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.