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We have been helping landlords to rent their properties for 40 years and we’re committed to building strong relationships with the clients we serve.

For us, managing a rental property means finding a tenant we would be happy to have living in our home and protecting our landlords’ property investments.

Whether you a first time “Buy to Let” landlord or have an extensive property portfolio, Sims Williams will help you get the most from your rental property investment.
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Flexible property management services

We offer a comprehensive full lettings property management service for landlords who want to get on with their “day job” or pursue the hobbies they enjoy.

  • Tenant interviews, thorough referencing and deposit protection scheme
  • Competitive, transparent management fees and unbeatable personal service
  • Named lettings consultant to manage maintenance issues promptly
  • Experienced, professional team and members of ARLA Propertymark
  • Rent collection and debt recovery service
  • Health and safety inspections including Gas Safety checks
  • Bespoke inventories and quarterly inspections
  • Professional advice and guidance on current legislation and forthcoming regulatory changes.

For more experienced, “hands on” landlords, we also provide stand-alone property management services including tenant introductions, referencing and inventories.

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Helping clients be good landlords

At Sims Williams, we build strong relationships with our landlords and ensure they understand their legal responsibilities and how we can help protect their interests.

Our dedicated lettings service is registered with ARLA Propertymark and our professional lettings team stay abreast of the complex legislation affecting rental properties.

From organising annual gas safety checks, protecting tenant deposits to providing energy Efficiency Certificates (EPCs), we can help.

And, when it comes to finding good tenants – no one does it better than Sims Williams!

We only accept tenants who have been thoroughly referenced and have a good rental history.

Our friendly lettings team get to know all our tenants so we can match them with the best landlords and properties to suit their lifestyle and budget.

The personal relationships we build makes it far more likely tenants take great care of their homes and the vast majority have their full deposit returned at the end of a tenancy.

Time to sell or increase the rent?

At Sims Williams, we believe it’s vital for landlords to regularly review their property portfolio to check your property investments are still on track to meet medium to long-term financial objectives.

Recent changes in lettings legislation, the effects of Covid-19, the volatile political landscape makes it essential to regularly explore whether you should consider selling or refinancing your portfolio.

We offer FREE rental property portfolio health checks for landlords across our area, including full market valuations, detailed local rental assessments and access to expert financial and professional tax advice.

Call our Lettings team on 01243 836055 or email chichesterlettings@simswilliams.co.uk to arrange your free, no obligation Property Portfolio Health Check.

Why Sims Williams?

We are independent estate agents and we’ve been selling and renting property for 40 years. Our highly-experienced and qualified team have exceptional local knowledge and over 300 years of combined property experience. We provide a professional and friendly personal service alongside modern and traditional marketing techniques to get the very best for our customers.

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Over 98% of our customers would recommend us to their friends and family

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98.3% of our customers rated our service as better than other estate agents

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We’re independent local estate agents with 40 years experience

Our lettings team

David
Vawdrey

MARLA

Senior Branch Manager

01243 836055

About David…

David has extensive experience of the sales and lettings industry and worked in Surrey and Hampshire before coming to work in Sussex for Sims Williams. “Over the years, I have gained valuable experience in all aspects of estate agency, including start-ups and I am a qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA),” says David. In his spare time, David likes playing tennis and squash and has a wife and two daughters who are both at university.

Jo
Mallett

MARLA

Senior Lettings Consultant

01243 836055

About Jo…

Having started working in the industry in 2008 for a corporate company as a file progressor and moving forward to a negotiator position I have worked in many aspects of the industry from valuing properties to dealing with maintenance issues. I joined Sims Williams in 2014 and thoroughly enjoy my role within the office from matching applicants to their ideal property or meeting Landlords to advise them on renting out their property to take them to the next stage in their life. I live by the sea which I love and during my spare time I partake in Pilates and am an avid baker.

About Nikki…

Having first started working in Estate Agency in 1984, Nikki now enjoys the day to day challenges presented in our Property Management centre, where she is responsible for the smooth management for our tenanted properties. Being the first point of call for many of our landlords, tenants and contractors, Nikki knows the importance of how good communication is key in keeping all parties informed. In her spare time Nikki enjoys time on the golf course and is a member of Cowdray Park Golf Club. 

About Nicola…

When it comes to property management, there aren’t many people with as much experience as Nicola. Having started working in the Lettings business in 2001 in Felpham, Nicola has recently joined Sims Williams Lettings brings with her a wealth of experience. She takes great pride on the level of service she provides to Landlords and Tenants alike. Nicola takes a keen interest in the ever changing legislation relating to the lettings market and ensures that Landlords and Tenants are kept up to date. She lives in Chichester and as well as a passion for property, her hobbies include cycling and walking.

About Annabel…

Annabel first started working for Sims Williams in 2011 as a part time Property Consultant, she’s been part of the Sims Williams team ever since. Annabel’s roles within the business have been varied, giving her an all-round understanding of the needs and expectations of our clients. Annabel takes great pride in providing the service she does and is a true asset to Sims Williams. As a busy mum of three, Annabel loves watching her children excel in football and ballet, enjoys paddle boarding at West Wittering and Chichester Harbour and  family walks in the South Downs National Park. 

Pam
Bunting

MNAEA

Photographer/Marketing Consultant

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About Pam…

After working for a firm of local solicitors in their conveyancing department, Pam joined the Sims Williams Walberton team in February 2000. Having lived locally for many years, Pam has a detailed knowledge and genuine fondness for the local area. Pam says, “Working as part of a great team, my role is diverse and interesting. We take the time to really get to know our customers and it’s great meeting so many interesting, friendly people.” Pam is involved in all aspects of the sales process, from photographing and measuring properties before they go on the market, to accompanying clients to viewings and negotiating the sale.

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What our clients say

Professional and friendly service.

We've let our flat through Sims Williams for about 4 years. They have always been professional and helpful and communication has also been excellent. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to let a property in the West Sussex area.
Guy - Landlord - Jun 4th, 2021

Absent Landlord

I live in the United States, so I cannot manage my property in West Sussex. Sim's Williams has been managing this property for just over a year now. I cannot adequately express my gratitude and pleasure in the service I have obtained. I highly recommend Sim's Williams.
Dennis - Landlord - Mar 19th, 2021

Fantastic service , over and beyond expectations

Great service from Sims Williams, from initial purchase of property with the Walberton Office, through to using Chichester office to manage the rental of our newly renovated property. Always timely, open and honest with communications and do a thorough job from start to finish. Really impressed with service given by all offices and would totally recommend to anyone looking to either buy sell or rent a property. Well done guys, you have totally nailed it !!! keep up the good work.
Jo & Warren - Landlords - May 5th, 2021

OUTSTANDING

Excellent service. Highly recommended.
Tessa F - Landlord - Dec 16th, 2020

Thank you

Sims Williams (Chichester)have recently found new tenants for our property in Chichester. As ever the team were a pleasure to work with.They are efficient and professional to work with on every level. Thank you
Fiona - Landlord - Jun 1st, 2021

THINKING ABOUT RENTING?

I have bought and sold houses through sims williams over the past few years, in October we decided to rent our house for a year. We were very uneasy about should we, what if etc. We called David to have a chat, he put our minds at rest and we went ahead and went on the rental market. 4 viewing within 48 hours and its rented. The Chichester branch is just brilliant and you feel they are there for you. Give him a call if you're wondering about selling/Renting.
Patricia w - Landlord - Jan 7th, 2021

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Very good and thorough service in helping to rent out our property. Communication is excellent and nothing is ever too much bother. Constantly kept in contact along each step of renting out. Would highly recommend using this company.
Jo and Warren - Landlord - Sep 29th, 2020

EXCELLENT SERVICE

Jo and her colleagues are managing two rental properties for me and the service has been fantastic from start to finish: providing me with very helpful advice prior to letting, finding high quality tenants and managing all ongoing matters. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jo and her team to others.
Will H - Landlord - Dec 14th, 2020

Great service comes from great teams

As I am living in another country, I am fully dependent on a trusting letting agent to manage the property and the tenant in both a professional and caring manner. The Sims Williams team came as a gift that were recommended to me by somebody who cared as well. From their first touch a difference could be noticed which installed confidence in their expertise and advice. Such a personal and efficient team assures that the tenant and the property are both in good hands.
Janeen - Landlord - May 19th, 2021

A 5 STAR REVIEW

My experience with Sims Williams was exceptional. I bought my property through them not so long ago. I recently had to relocate for work. I needed to get tenants in my property as fast as I could and move. I was managing a full-time job working from home. I also needed information and support as a new landlord. Not only that Sims Williams agents were highly professional in delivering timely services they simply took me in, and went way beyond their official duties to help with a smooth transition. It’s for this “ homely feel” in the way they treated me twice that I give them a 5 star and recommend them to anyone who appreciates being valued.
Damaris - Landlord - Jan 28th, 2021