Chartered Surveyors that cover Wapping

Listed below are 8 Chartered Surveyors that regularly carry out surveys in the Wapping area. Clicking on their name will take you through to their website. Alternatively you can send a request to several of the listed surveyors by ticking the box next to their name and clicking on the "Send a Message" box.

Agent Phone Address
Building Survey London 020 3633 0868 Unit 7, 44 Orchard Place, London E14 0JU
Peter Barry Surveyors 020 8530 2555 Patman House, 23-27 Electric Parade, George Lane, South Woodford E18 2LS
Conways Surveyors 020 8519 3939 69 West Ham Lane, Stratford, London E15 4PH
Alexander Surveying Services Ltd 020 8527 8085 102 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2AB
Capital Chartered 020 7112 5169 320 City Road, London EC1V 2NZ
Mason Archer 07805 713639 67 Russell Road, Essex, IG9 5QF
Allen and Smith Surveyors 020 7870 3384 28 St James Court, 331 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LJ
Abode Surveyors Ltd 012 4522 1579 Little Owls Post Office Road, Essex CM9 6ST

Get a quote for your Wapping property survey

If you are buying a property in Wapping and would like to arrange a survey you can contact some or all of the surveyors listed to obtain a quotation. We have listed only independent local surveyors that have considerable experience in their field and that are familiar with Wapping. We would recommend contacting 2 or 3 from the list. Try clicking through to their websites to see which ones would be most suitable for your purpose.

What type of property survey should you have?

If you are taking out a mortgage the lender will insist upon carrying out a valuation inspection. Although you will bear the cost of this it is just a valuation for the lender's purposes and not a survey. The two most common types of property survey are an RICS Homebuyer Survey and Valuation, often referred to as a Homebuyer's Report and a Building Survey. The Homebuyer's Report will be suitable in most cases. The exceptions are properties that are more than 150 years old, that have been substantially altered or that have known structural problems. If any of these exceptions apply a Building Survey, previously known as a Full Structural survey, will be more appropriate.

For more detailed advice read our article "What type of survey should I have?".

Information on Wapping

Wapping is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where it hugs the north bank of the River Thames. It is south of Whitechapel and Shadwell and east of Tower Bridge.

Wapping is an ancient area of London that is steeped in history. It has suffered mixed fortunes over the years and went into decline following the Second World War. More recently, it has become a very desirable residential location, due to a huge regeneration project and the construction of a number of luxury riverside developments. Its close proximity to both the City and Canary Wharf has also helped to ensure that property prices are a premium. Some small gardens provide pleasant and surprising diversions to the river frontage and there is an olde worlde feel to the whole area.

When London Overground opens in June 2010 Wapping will be on the line. Otherwise, Tower Hill underground is to the west of Wapping. This is in zone 1 and is on the District and Circle lines. Limehouse is to the east and this is in zone 2, on the DLR.