Property Surveyors in London & London Building Surveys.

Woodward Chartered Surveyors provide services from our RICS team to the Central London area.

London Property Survey Types

London Building Surveys

London Home Buyer Surveys

London Party Wall Surveys

London Structural Surveys


Central London properties are amongst some of the most desirable in the world. Containing a high density built environment, expensive land values, congested daytime activity, and concentrated with worldwide organisations and facilities. It is able to boast some of the world’s most famous streets, buildings, landmarks, and culture. Generally Central London encompasses the City of London, but more specifically: Westminster, Holborn, Finsbury, Shoreditch, Stepney, Bermondsey, Southwark, Lambeth, Chelsea, Kensington, Paddington, Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, St Marylebone and St Pancras. 

Woodward Surveyors provide property surveys within many Greater London Boroughs:

Barnet Enfield Hillingdon Merton
Brent Greenwich Hounslow Newham
Brent and Ealing Hackney Hounslow & Ealing Richmond upon Thames
Brent and Harrow Hammersmith and Fulham Islington Southwark
Camden Haringey Islington & City of London Tower Hamlets
Camden and Islington Haringey and Barnet Kensington and Chelsea Waltham Forest
City of London Harrow Kingston upon Thames Wandsworth
Ealing Harrow and Brent Lambeth Westminster


Due to London's economic strength, the area remains a focal point for global trading and financial services. Central London is considered by many firms to be the most desirable area in the UK due to its closeness to the professional market and desire to be associated with the brand of London. Over the years this has created enormous levels of demand in both commercial and residential sectors, making London one of the worlds most expensive and high quality property markets. Prices are high due to factors such as the beauty of Central London, typified by its dramatic skyline featuring projects like The Shard, and the more historic Westminster. The majority of buildings in the City are of the highest standard using the most advanced techniques in glazing, innovative cladding solutions and thermal performance materials on a large scale. Central London also includes a large proportion of properties built in the classical style using stone and brickwork as featured in Regent Street. Today London remains one of the most diverse environments of the construction industry merging all kinds of building type.


Central London contains a huge variety of construction types, fluctuating from traditional brick houses to multi-storey commercial skyscrapers. Our team of surveyors are fully qualified to inspect and report on any defects typical to specific types of structure through our Schedules of Condition and Building Surveys in London.

Typical defects found in  properties in London

Wall tie failure
Failed coursing beams
Rotten timber
Cracking around bay windows
Lead pipework
Ageing electrical services
Poorly replaced roof coverings
Spalling brickwork
Defective windows
Pooling in flat roofs
Structural cracks from extensions and conversions
Chimneys not correctly capped and ventilated
Stonework decay
Mortar failure
Cladding maintenance
Glazing issues

These are but some defects that may be encountered. Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors will provide professional advice to deal with problems you may encounter.

Woodward Chartered Surveyors London provides a wide range of surveys and services on our website. If you have any queries simply use LIVE CHAT, FREE ADVICE, or CALL on 020 8423 4001.