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With growing pressure for thousands of new homes to be built across West Sussex, we’re all likely to see some form of new housing and development, wherever we live.


Unrivalled local knowledge and experience

As privately-owned independent estate agents, Sims Williams has unrivalled local knowledge about the housing market in this area.

We’ve been helping customers buy and sell their homes between Emsworth, Chichester, Walberton, Arundel and Climping for 40 years.

Our experience means we have first-hand knowledge and understanding of the impact of new homes on our beautiful area.

  • How will new housing developments affect the price of my property?
  • Should I move before new houses are built nearby?
  • Are new build incentives pushing local property prices down?
  • How can I find out about planned new housing in my area?
  • Can new housing developments be good news for house prices?
  • What’s the impact of major new road schemes near me?
  • How easy is it to get planning permission to build a new home on my land?

 

We’re here to help

At Sims Williams, we pride ourselves on playing an active role in the local community and this includes sharing our knowledge and providing honest, reliable advice.

Call us or pop in today and we’ll do our very best to answer any concerns you may have and explain how the price of your property is affected by nearby developments.

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What our clients say

RENTING MADE EASY

I needed to rent a property in the Chichester area, while my new house is being built. David Vawdry of the Chichester office made this very easy for me, when I was experiencing considerable delays by my purchaser's solicitor, making it difficult for me to enter into a tenancy agreement. David Vawdry found a very suitable property at very short notice. I moved in several days ago and I am delighted with the property I have rented and have settled in very quickly.
Keith E - Tenant - Oct 5th, 2020

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

Mill Gate New Home

We purchased a new build property on the Mill Gate site. Jane and Marilyn have been very helpful and supportive throughout our move. Many thanks
Martin - Buyer - May 27th, 2022

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

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

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

Outstanding Service!

We recently purchased a property through Sims Willams, throughout the process, Megan and the team were friendly, accommodating and proactive which made the experience of buying our first property a joy. We are really happy in our new home and would highly recommend them!
Mr Cooper - Purchaser - Oct 14th, 2022

Excellent service

Thanks Sims Williams for providing an excellent service. From start to finish Sims have been efficient, communicative and accommodating. They have been warm and reassuring during a particularly stressful time which really helped the whole process and I would thoroughly recommend them.
Ms B - Vendor - Nov 25th, 2022

5 Star Service

Purchasing a property can be a difficult and stressful experience and it was certainly no different for us. The people we were buying from were difficult but staff at Sims Williams helped us get through the experience. They understood our concerns, always responded positively and kept us fully informed at all stages of the purchase. They were very friendly but remained professional. They appreciated that a successful sale has to suit both parties. They succeeded in helping both parties to come together. A huge thank you to the Walberton staff of Sims Williams!!
David and Janet - Buyers - Jan 26th, 2021

Fantastic service

Excellent service throughout the sale of our property. The whole team was brilliant and kept in constant communication with us, especially Susie and Julia. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable, the Bognor team made the experience as smooth as possible, and were always available to talk through any issues that arose in what can be an extremely stressful process! We chose Sims Williams to sell our house because of how impressed we were when attending the viewing of a property they had for sale. We lost out to another buyer who was able to complete more quickly on that property, but knowing that we were interested the branch manager called us personally to let us know that the property had gone under offer so that we wouldn’t just find out from seeing it updated on Rightmove. These personal touches are indicative of the customer service that we received all the way through from Sims Williams. Thank you.
Sarah - Vendor - Sep 20th, 2023