Strengthening our lettings business

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Sims Williams is reinforcing its position as one of the area’s leading letting agents, at a time when many smaller letting agents are considering leaving the market.


A changing landscape

The abolition of tenants’ fees, combined with cuts to mortgage tax relief for landlords and the rise of online agents is changing the landscape of the letting management industry – and not in a good way.

Many small private landlords are looking to sell their portfolios and traditional letting agents are considering ways to minimise the reduction in income or leave the market entirely.


Well-placed to accommodate changes

As independent estate agents, Sims Williams has been selling, letting and managing properties through our network of offices for over 40 years.

Lettings management is a core element of our business and we have the capacity to accommodate the forthcoming changes and increase our well-managed property portfolio through our offices in Chichester, Arundel and Walberton.


We’ve seen an increase in letting agencies looking for new partnerships

Many smaller letting agents and private landlords are now considering their exit strategy from a market place where profits are becoming increasingly hard to come by.

As well as looking for opportunities to buy letting management portfolios, we’ve been working hard with local landlords and business owners to create mutually beneficial partnerships which protect landlords and sitting tenants.


Giving landlords peace of mind – and good returns

If you are a private landlord and are thinking of selling or would like to discuss how Sims Williams could help you maintain a good return on your property investment, please call or email our Lettings Manager David Vawdrey on 01243 836055 or email

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What our clients say


First time using their services amazing ! The whole process has gone really well.
Emmanuel - Tenant - Jan 14th, 2020

Excellent Service

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help and patience in dealing with the sale of Jasmine Bungalow which will hopefully complete next week. Karen and Calum especially have been excellent to deal with in the current sale which I’m sure wasn’t easy for them at times. But their help and patience made the frustrations much easier to cope with! And I also wanted to thank Michael too for his assistance, advice and patience in dealing with the first abortive sale.
Ms Rawson - Vendor - Jun 8th, 2021

Helpful, Friendly & Professional

Brilliant company, helpful, friendly and professional. All queries dealt with immediately and thoroughly, would always recommend them and will definitely use them again should the need arise.
Michael - Buyer - Jun 9th, 2021


My family and I received a very good service from Sims Williams regarding selling our properties. I was very impressed by the thoroughness and hard work the whole team put in to help us.

Swift Dealings

Good experience, swift response and support when I needed landlord to reconsider decision. Happy with the service would fully recommend.
Claire - Tenant - Apr 26th, 2021

Amazing from start to finish!

From the moment we met the team we were welcomed and looked after throughout. Julia and Susie are so professional and friendly I can actually say I loved the experience. Would highly recommend Sims Williams
Caroline Mowbray- Vendor - Sep 28th, 2023

Thanks for everything!

Team Sims Williams, Thank you so much for a thoroughly professional, efficient and effective service. I don't think we'd have got over the line without you. It was the second time we've purchased through SW and I'd be happy to use you again.
Matt - Buyer - Oct 6th, 2021

Exceptional Service

What exceptional service. Thank you Calum. We must give praise where it is due and you went above and beyond our expectations by updating and guiding us every step of the way. We would highly recommend your services to anyone and everyone! A real professional.
John & Zoe - Vendor - Feb 24th, 2021


Richard was completely professional yet friendly and kept us informed every step of the way. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he made a protracted transaction far less stressful than it could have been. Thoroughly recommend him and the company.
Fay - Vendor - Dec 7th, 2021

Excellent Service!

All the staff involved at office were always quick to return answers to the question asked. This enabled quick response for sale to go through with liaison with solicitors.
Buyer - Peter - Jan 16th, 2023