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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

Lettings Branch Manager

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.

Pam
Bunting

MNAEA

Photographer/Marketing Consultant

01243 836055

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

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

Absolutely first class service

Jo was our main point of contact and the service her and her colleagues provided was faultless. Fantastic communication and lovely tenants found. I would add that I have also bought and sold properties through Sims Williams over the past 25 years and done another rental too, and not once have they ever slipped on their first class service..and super friendly too. Well done all of you.
Tracey - Landlord - Jun 7th, 2022

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

Would highly recommend Sims Williams. Quality service and responsive. The whole experience was positive. Thanks so much!
Athena - Landlord - Dec 30th, 2021

Excellent service

Chichester letting staff are extremely helpful, they provide a professional service and I would thoroughly recommend them.
Sid - Landlord - Jul 22nd, 2022

Repeat statement request

I had to query a statement on my account as I was in the process of completing a tax return. Having requested a repeat statement and receiving it very promptly, I realised I'd asked for the wrong one. The correct one was sent with an explanation of the details. Again efficiently sent out to me on the same day. Many thanks to Jo Mallett
Helen - Landlord - Apr 17th, 2023

Great Professional Service, With Personal Touch

Sims Williams have provided full lettings property management for our portfolio of flats in Chichester and Bognor Regis for several years. We have always found them to be professional and thorough and would recommend them to other landlords .
Andrew & Hilary - Landlord - Mar 21st, 2023

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

Professional & Highly Recommended

We have been with Sims Williams for many years and are very happy with their service. They managed our rented properties and letting them when required. The property & letting managers; David, Jo, Nicola and Sheila were excellent. They are professional, good communication, good listener, attentive follow up and provide solutions should there be a problem. We highly recommend them to any potential Landlord. Thank you for looking after us and our tenants.
Gee & Keith - Landlord - Jul 17th, 2023

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