We are independent building surveyors who carry out building surveys on homes and houses, commercial building surveys, schedules of condition, property reports, dilapidations and specific defects reports. Contact us on 0800 298 5424 or click on the Quick Quote icon.

Independent Building Surveyor, Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is located to the east of the City of London and covers a large proportion of the East End, including the Isle of Dogs, Bromley-by-Bow, Blackwall, Canary Wharf, Spitalfields and Whitechapel.


Tower Hamlets Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Tower Hamlets, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a 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.

To get a quote on a survey in Tower Hamlets, carried out by an Independent Building Surveyor, click on the 'Quick Quote' box.


Why have a Building Survey?

It is very important to have a building survey and Caveat Emptor means Buyer Beware and whilst the buyer should be aware that they have liability it can help to make a unique selling point if your house has its own independent structural survey carried out.

A building survey, prepared by an independent 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 take great pride on our survey reports, which are written in plain English with explanations of building term, including sketches and digital photographs of the property being surveyed. We write the survey in a way to enable you to understand the problem and how to resolve it. We always give an Action Required for any issues raised and also give you an idea of the Anticipated Costs involved in sorting out any problems we find.

Terrace of post war years properties

We welcome you to come along and meet us at the survey to chat about any property problems we find.

If you require a building survey in London Borough of Tower Hamlets please do not hesitate to free phone us on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat with a


What is an Independent Chartered Surveyor?

All our building surveyors are independent, which means they are independent of any estate agents, bank or mortgage company. We are therefore working for you, not them and are working towards your best interests and not those of the lender. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.


1stAssociated.co.uk cover the whole of the Borough of Tower Hamlets

1st Associated Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including Tower Hamlets, for example :

Bethnal Green, Blackwall, Bow, Bromley-by-Bow, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, ,Shadwell, Spitalfields, St Katherines Docks and Wapping.


We use professional equipment in our survey reports

We use the latest technology to investigate problems, including specialist damp meters to check the dampness within a house, as well as moisture meters to check condensation levels.

We take digital photographs throughout the property, both inside and outside and add these photos throughout the report, together with our unique surveying sketches; both of which make the survey reports easier to read and understand.

Sketch of a lath and plaster ceiling


To find out some interesting facts about London and places to visit in Tower Hamlets you can click on the boxes below.

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




We always recommend you have a building survey before you commit to purchasing a property

We strongly recommend that when purchasing a property that you have an Independent Surveyor provide you with a building survey. It is laughable to expect that a mortgage owned surveyor will give impartial advice. All our Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and have years of surveying experience. Call an Independent Surveyor on 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.



Read our property articles to solve property problems

If you have property problems we have literally written thousands of articles which you can read below.


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 in Tower Hamlets on 0800 298 5424.



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 the Tower Hamlets area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

Whitechapelgallery.org, Enjoyengland.com, Visitspitalfields.com, Informationbritain.co.uk, Visiteastlondon.com


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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