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    Chichester is the only city in West Sussex and is one of the most desirable places to live in England.

    Property styles range from modern city apartments and quaint terraced cottages to imposing four-storey townhouses and sprawling country estates.

    With average house prices in Chichester almost double the national average, city centre living comes at a price. However, the outskirts of the city and surrounding villages offer more affordable options in the beautiful setting of the South Downs and along the stunning coastline.
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    Affordable village living near Chichester
    Within easy reach of Chichester are many popular villages such as Singleton, East Dean, Charlton, Lavant, East Marden, Compton, Walderton and Chilgrove nestling in the Downs to the north, with East and West Ashling, Funtington, Fishbourne and Hambrook to the west and Tangmere, Oving and Boxgrove to the east.

    Surrounding Chichester Harbour are several sailing and seaside towns and villages including Bosham, East and West Wittering, Sidlesham, Bracklesham Bay, Selsey and Bognor Regis.

    Chichester is a great place for families, with lots to do and excellent performing schools and the prestigious University of Chichester.

    As independent local estate agents, Sims Williams started trading in 1981 and we've been helping customers to buy and sell their home for over 35 years. Call us today or pop in and see us and let's get things moving.
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    Chichester is a vibrant and historic cathedral city and lies between the beautiful South Downs National Park and the popular sailing waters of Chichester Harbour.

    As the county town of West Sussex, Chichester is a thriving business and commercial centre with an extensive range of sporting, recreational and cultural facilities including the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre.

    The City offers excellent shopping facilities where local, independent shops sit alongside well-known high street brands including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose.

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    Great potential returns for landlords
    Demand for rental properties is high, thanks to the presence of the University of Chichester, St Richard's Hospital and the headquarters of West Sussex County Council. 

    Although the average house price in Chichester is almost double the national average, the potential returns for investors and landlords are extremely positive thanks to the growing demand for rented accommodation.
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    Our professional lettings team
    Our dedicated lettings team are based in our Chichester office and we have a wealth of experience in all areas of property management.

    We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service that others can't match and we enjoy excellent relationships with the landlords we represent.

    Led by partner Tony Bush, the team liaises closely with our branch offices to match tenants and properties across the area we serve.

    We're experts in lettings management and offer an unrivalled fully-managed service which includes quarterly inspections, rent collection and maintenance services.
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    We find tenants we'd be happy with
    All our prospective tenants undergo thorough referencing and financial assessments before we bring them to view your property. 

    We spend time getting to know our tenants and understanding their needs so that we can match them to the most suitable accommodation.
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    Sims Williams Lettings Limited Agency Fees, Calculated As Follows:

    Application Stage

    Single Tenant Reference - £300 Inclusive of VAT

    Joint Tenant Reference - £ 425 Inclusive of VAT

    Additional Applicants - £120 Inclusive of VAT

    Guarantor Fee (If Required) - £120 Inclusive of VAT

    Company Let - £400 Inclusive of VAT

    Move In Costs

    1st Month's Rent In Advance

    Deposit - 1.5 Times Monthly Agreed Rental Amount

    Other Fees

    Tenancy Renewal Fee - £60 Inclusive of VAT

    Check Out Inventory - £156 - £270 Inclusive of VAT dependent on size of property and furnishings

    New Landlord Reference - £30 Inclusive of VAT

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    ANTONY BUSH PARTNER MARLA
    Tony has been an Estate Agent since 1980 and bought Sims Williams in 1999. Before becoming a partner at Sims Williams, Tony worked in East and West Sussex where he gained extensive experience in residential sales and lettings. 

    "I am passionate about property and pride myself on offering honest, reliable advice for landlords, tenants and residential sales customers," says Tony. In his younger days, Tony was a very keen sportsman and played rugby and cricket to a high standard. 

    These days, he enjoys playing golf, travelling, walking and cooking. He has two sons - Graham and Gregory - with his wife Tracy.
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    JUSTINE SAYER LETTINGS PROPERTY CONSULTANT
    Justine joined Sims Williams just over a year ago, having lived and worked in Sussex most of her life. Having started in our Arundel office as part of the sales team, Justine has recently joined the lettings team in Chichester and is enjoying her new role. 

    "Chichester is a great city and my local knowledge is really appreciated by the landlords and tenants we work with. I enjoy being part of a great team who are all dedicated to providing the best possible customer service and attention to detail," says Justine.

    In her spare time, Justine enjoy playing golf, tennis, cycling, travelling and walking in the beautiful South Downs National Park with her cockapoo Betsie.
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    DAVID VAWDREY SENIOR BRANCH MANAGER MARLA
    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.
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    LISA LAMB SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    After living abroad for several years, Lisa moved back to the UK and joined Sims Williams in 2006, working in Bosham. Lisa says, "I spent five years in Bosham and really enjoyed working in such a beautiful setting as part of a traditional village estate agents. I then transferred to our Chichester office to build my knowledge and experience and I love the challenge that comes from working in a vibrant and busy city centre."
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    MEL FAHY SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT
    Mel has worked in Estate Agency in Chichester since 2003 and joined Sims Williams in 2010. "As a sales consultant, my job is varied and busy which I love, and the most rewarding aspect is matching the right property to the right person." Says Mel.
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    MELANIE LONGLANDS SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    Before joining Sims Williams in 2013, Melanie lived in Mallorca and worked in the property industry. Working with Sims Williams has allowed Melanie to expand her property knowledge and she says, "I am passionate about my role within the company.

     It is extremely rewarding to be part of such a hard-working team who always strive to achieve the best possible results for our vendors and purchasers," says Melanie.
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    KAREN TOOMEY SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    Property has always been Karen's passion, so estate agency was an obvious career choice. Karen joined Sims Williams in 2013 and has since gained her MNAEA qualification and progressed to become a Senior Property Consultant. 

    "Having lived in the local area all my life, I know Chichester and the surrounding villages extremely well and it's really rewarding to use my local knowledge to help our clients," says Karen.
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    8 - 9 Southgate,
    Chichester,
    PO19 1ES

    Telephone us

    Letting: 03339 873566  Local call rate
    Lettings: 01243 836055  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mr & Mrs Morgan, Walberton
      We have to put on record our great satisfaction with the attention and courteous help and advice that we have had over a long period from this company. Any future business we need in this field will always be requested from Sims Williams before any other contenders.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mrs Copsey, Bosham
      I have found the team to be friendly, helpful and efficient, reliable and quick to respond.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mr & Mrs Hayes, Chichester
      In the 4 years we have dealt with Sims Williams we have always found the company, efficient and helpful. They promptly communicate anything relevant to our property and are very resourceful in 'sorting' it out for us. In essence we find them interactive and experienced and we are entirely satisfied with their all-round professionalism. We can thoroughly recommend Sims Williams to you
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mr & Mrs Wilkinson, Chichester
      We own a number of investment flats in the Chichester area. In 2011 we decided to change our Letting Agent, and after investigating our options, we appointed Sims Williams Letting Centre in Southgate. We have always been very satisfied with the services delivered by the team at Sims Williams. There is a strong personal touch to all of our dealings with Sims Williams, and their relationship both with ourselves, and our paying tenants, has always been excellent. Sims Williams maintain a high degree of integrity and professional standard, without losing the hands on approach to the business of letting and managing properties. We would certainly strongly recommend this company to other landlords.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Ms T Fry, Chichester
      Sims Williams have provided an excellent service and have made the whole letting process stress free. Highly recommended. Not only have SW found first rate tenants, they also advised me on furnishing and organised fittings of carpets and curtains. I could not have managed without them.
    • Landlord Testimonial

      Mrs Fox, Arundel
      Great service and consistency. Didn't let me drop the ball!! Thank you.
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