We carry out independent building surveys and give you help and advice when buying your house in Ealing to ensure you buy it at the right price.

Independent Building Surveyor Southwark

As Independent Building Surveyors we carry out residential structural surveys and commercial surveys all over Southwark, which is in Central London.


What is an Independent Building Surveyor?

We are Independent Building Surveyors, meaning we are not affiliated to any estate agents, bank or building society and we therefore work completely independently for you and in your best interests.


Our Building Surveys

Having a building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor, could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered. We have spent decades perfecting our survey reports and each is tailor made to your specific property needs.

Within our survey reports is an Executive Summary with the Good, Bad and Ugly points in the property that we find. We add in detailed survey sketches and photographs of the property to help explain property problems we find, together with solutions to the problems and anticipated costs of works.

Our survey reports are top quality and are produced in a very fast time, as we understand the importance to you of getting the report back quickly; we aim to turn a report around within three to four days of the survey.

Row of Georgian terraced properties



Up to date surveying equipment

We use up to date surveying equipment, including dampness meters, digital photography and thermal imaging cameras.

Testing for rising damp using an electronic meter
Sketch of rising damp


Our Building Surveyors

All our Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS and the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association - ISVA

We have carried out surveys all over Southwark including:

Bankside, Bermondsey, Borough, Camberwell, Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, Elephant and Castle, Newington, Peckham, Rotherhithe and Walworth.


Getting a Quick Quote for a Building Survey

If you need a quote for a survey quickly then click on the Quick Quote box at the top of this page.

If you would like to know more about the Southwark area and the surveying things we do click on one of the boxes below:

Places of Interest Properties we have surveyed in this area Facts about this area Types of property in this area


Commercial Building Surveys Southwark

We carry out Commercial Building Surveys and Structural Surveys in the Southwark area. We provide Schedules of Condition to protect you when you lease a property, we can provide Dilapidations Reports and advice, both on a specific property or strategic dilapidations advice. Our Building Surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchases and leases.

Over the years we have worked for all types of businesses, from hairdressers, opticians and dentists, to businesses with small and large offices, and we have also carried out many warehouse and commercial surveys too.


Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing or leasing in Southwark on free phone 0800 298 5424.


Read our property articles to solve property problems

If you have property problems we have literally written thousands of articles about problems we have discovered during our structural surveys which you can read below.


Whilst a lot of this is written from general knowledge and local knowledge of the area and here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in London, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

information-britain.co.uk; londondirectory.co.uk; londoncouncils.gov.uk; londontown.com; londondrum.com; ukattraction.com; retirees-london.com;

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We have thousands of free property articles to help you - or call us freephone on 0800 298 5424

We have been working in the property industry for many years and have been
providing free property articles for over ten years. All for free and to help you with buying your next property.

House and Home Surveys and Useful Information

All you need to know about Building Surveys

Building Control, what do they do?

Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money

Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes

Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them

How a Surveyor values a property, Chartered Surveyors and Regulated Valuers

How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

NHBC National House Building Council

Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You

Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems

Valuations and how much is the building worth?

Whats the difference between a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor and an Independent Surveyor

Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid

External - Helpful information on building problems on the outside of the property

Chimney issues and problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Flat Roof Problems, how we can solve them

Foundations and Structures and Settlement and Subsidence and Underpinning

Pitched Roofs Problems and Solutions

Roof Problems

Wall Problems

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Internal - House problems we have investigated inside

All you ever need to know about floors

Asbestos in your home, what you need to know

Ceiling Cracks and Structural Problems

Condensation, Damp and Black Mould Problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Woodworm is it a problem or not? Is it active or not?

Services - Building help and advice on costly services

Drainage, what's underground can affect what's above ground

Heating; I just can't get my house warm enough or alternatively I just can't get my house cool enough

You can't mess around with the electric, you need an expert


Commercial Property Services

Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

Leisure Facilites

Offices Large and Small

Shops and Retail

Warehouse and Industrial Buildings

Dilapidations Help and Advice What is a Dilapidations Notice?

A Beginner's Guide to Dilaps

Damp Mould and Condensation

Dampness Rising Damp Mould Black Mould Condensation

Dilapidations and Negotiations

Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord

Energy Saving what can I do?

Finance what is a Financial Adviser (We are not Financial Advisors)

Fire Risk and Help

Health and Safety Risks

Insurance how do I get the correct property insurance?

Landlords Surveying Advice

Property Investment how can I invest in property?

Property TV Reviews by an Independent Surveyor

Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property

Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation

Tenants Surveying Advice

Weather how does weather affect my property?



Snow and Ice

Strong Winds

Reviews from clients on Commercial Building Surveys

Churches and Charities, helpful reviews from our clients

Industrial Buildings and Warehouses and what our clients say about us

Offices Large and Small, reviews and feedback from our clients

Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and other Leisure facilities we have surveyed over the years

Shops and Retail, helpful reviews from our clients


First Time Buyers

Buying a Leasehold or Shared Freehold Home

Buying and Selling Houses for the experienced house and home purchaser

First Time Buyers how do I go about buying my first house and home?

Improve your property knowledge with our presentations on house, homes and commercial property

Building Surveys

Building Surveying Useful Information


Dilapidations Presentations in Detail

Final Year Building Surveying Exams for University Students or those that would like to know more

How old is your Building? Which era was it built in?

Party Walls

Surveyors and Design Tools

Disputes and Party Walls

Boundary Disputes

Building and Property Disputes

Party Wall Book Reviews

Party Walls Your Rights and Responsibilities

1stAssociated Surveyors Review for Structural Surveys and Building Surveys

Building Surveys, reviews and feedback from satisfied customers

Buy to let property clients, what they say about our structural surveys

Buying at auction, review of the survey

Buying bungalows and retirement properties and how our surveyors can help

Both at work / busy couples, how we can help and some 1stAssociated client reviews

Families with a young person flying the nest, reviews and feedback

First Time Buyers, what they say about us

Listed buildings, structural surveys

Older buildings, a review of buying an older house

Families with children looking for a new home, feedback and reviews

Buying a Non-Traditional Property

Residential Surveys

House and Home Surveys

Commercial Building Surveys

Commercial Surveys

1st Associated Surveyors Are Also Available in the Following Areas:

East Anglia and East

South and South East

West Country and South West


North and North East



London Markets

London Parks



Areas of Britain

1stAssociated Independent Expert Property Surveyors

Specialists in Home Buyers Reports, Building Surveys and Structural Surveys and Schedules of Condition

All Surveyors are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified and RICS regulated

and are Members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association

Putting the Client First

We do not accept service of documents by email or fax