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

Excellent - Landlord Property

I want to say a massive thank you to David and his team for guiding me through the process of becoming a landlord. They have supported me through the process and have always kept me informed. The team have provided a fantastic service and continue to do as they work on my behalf. Thank you.
Emma - Landlord - Apr 12th, 2022


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

Great Service !

Sara and Lin were both very helpful and sorted out any issues as they arose. They kept in regular contact and helped make things easier for the purchase of our lovely new house! After sales they have been brilliant too!
Callie Dees - Purchaser - May 10th, 2021

Simply excellent!

The whole team at Simms Williams in Arundel are a credit to the brand. They dealt quickly with requests and queries, and nothing was ever too much trouble. A very re-assuring presence in what can sometimes be a very stressful experience!
June - Vendor - Nov 26th, 2021

Excellent Service

John Wyatt from the Bognor Office office was exceptionally helpful all through our recent Purchase. He was the lynchpin in making the whole transaction happen. He always replied to emails and telephone calls, and nothing was too much trouble. Without his help in liaising both with the vendor, and both sets of solicitors, I am convinced that we would have taken an awful lot longer to get to completion. I really cannot praise his helpfulness enough, but I would like to add that on the odd occasion that John was unavailable, all the other staff both in Walberton and Chichester were also extremely helpful
Buyer - Jun 29th, 2021

Insightful impactful sale

They got the job done easily and without delay! From first contact to successful completion through the many typical twists and turns it was always comforting to deal with a small team who made us feel like the only people selling a home. They totally respected and worked with the personal circumstances which enforced the sale. Sims Williams did exactly what they promised at our first meeting and more than met our expectations. Their understanding of the local market ensured that the property was priced to sell, achieving optimum results less than 48 hours from going live. With grateful thanks to the team.
Mrs Rod - Vendor - Jun 4th, 2021

Exemplary service

Buying through Sims Williams was made as stress-free as possible, with friendly and professional management of the sale. I was kept up-to-date with progress regularly. Really highly impressive. Many thanks especially to Mel and Calum at the Chichester branch.
Peter - Buyer - Feb 8th, 2021


A pleasure to deal with through a testing time for sellers and purchasers. Always available and most helpful. Hopefully not selling soon but when it happens, they'll be first on my list.
Jim B - Buyer - Sep 8th, 2020


We found the Arundel office to be both professional and enthusiastic concerning our sale. We were always kept informed and worked with us to achieve our goal. Highly recommend this whole teams approach.
Claire & Tony - Vendor - Jan 6th, 2021

What a great local agents

I can’t recommend Sims Williams highly enough. John Wyatt took the stress out of our house sale with his efficiency, experience and good humour. It wasn’t an easy situation as the property was in need of renovation and was being sold as part of a divorce settlement, but John’s honesty and integrity got us through. Thank you John!
Welch - Vendor - Jul 16th, 2021