We take good care of our tenants and they take good care of the properties they rent through Sims Williams.
The range of rental properties we manage covers everything from one bedroom flats in Chichester city centre, to sprawling six-bedroom manor houses in the West Sussex countryside.
We’ll spend time helping you decide what you need and want from your new rented home.
This includes working out what you can afford and identifying the best location in terms of your work and local schools to suit your lifestyle.
Thing to consider
At Sims Williams, we are committed to protecting the financial interests of our clients and are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
This means we’ll hold your deposit in a special, legally protected account for the duration of your tenancy.
The vast majority of our tenants have their full deposit returned at the end of a tenancy.
As members of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), we abide by the highest possible standards of tenant and landlord care, service and protection.
If you want to register with Sims Williams or have already seen a rental property you like, here’s how we’ll help you move into your new home.
We’ll arrange for you to visit your nearest Sims Williams lettings office (safely, of course), or arrange a telephone interview with a member of our team.
You will need to provide: –
Once you have met the above criteria and paid the Reservation Fee, you will be asked to complete and return an Application Form.
Once you have paid the Fee and your references have been accepted, we will agree a moving in date. This must be within 28 days of paying the initial reservation fee.
On the agreed moving date, you will be asked to pay the outstanding costs (including the deposit and first month’s rent) by bank transfer or debit card.
Your deposit will be moved to a separate bank account and your reservation fee will be used towards your first month’s rent.
Moving in fees
Based on a property with a rental value of £700 per calendar month, here is what you would need to pay before you move in.
Default fees (including VAT)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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