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    Independent estate agents since 1981

    local knowledge and experience you can trust Helping customers to buy, sell, rent and let properties for over 35 years

    Sims Williams is an independent estate agent with branches in Chichester, Walberton and Arundel in West Sussex.

    We opened our first office in 1981 and we've been helping customers to sell, buy, rent and let their properties for over 35 years.

    • Unrivalled local knowledge and experience you can trust
    • Personal service - we accompany all viewings and a dedicated member of the team oversees every sale personally
    • The strongest High Street and board presence in the towns and villages along the West Sussex coastal strip including, Emsworth, Chichester, Middleton-on-Sea, Arundel, Walberton, Barnham, Westergate, Ford and Climping
    • Professional Lettings Service for landlords and tenants
    • Regularly no.1 estate agent for property sales on Rightmove in Chichester, Walberton and Arundel
    • Experts in marketing land and brand new homes
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    We're regularly named as the no.1 estate agent on Rightmove thanks to our proactive approach to selling your property..

    We get to know prospective buyers and contact them as soon as suitable properties come onto our books.

    Professional photography, detailed floor plans and bespoke property brochures are created for every property we market.

    We appoint a dedicated member of staff to progress every property sale through to completion. This keeps the chain moving and makes sure you know what's going on at every step of your property journey.

    • Unrivalled local knowledge and experience
    • Accompanied viewings and prompt feedback
    • Named property consultant to progress all sales
    • Bespoke property brochures and detailed floor plans
    • Proactive, personal marketing to prospective buyers
    • Strong High Street and Board presence

    If you're thinking of selling your property, contact your local branch today to arrange a free market valuation.


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    Landlords
    Our comprehensive lettings service gives landlords total peace of mind when it comes to protecting and providing income on their property investment.

    Competitive fees and "above and beyond" service for landlords and property investors is why we're one of our area's leading letting agents.

    We find you tenants we'd be happy to have living in our own homes.

    Our landlords rely on us to provide excellent tenants and a reliable source of income from their investment property.

    We offer a comprehensive full property management service for landlords who want to get on with their "day job" or pursue the hobbies they enjoy.

    • Tenant interviews, thorough referencing and tenancy deposit protection scheme
    • Independent lettings agent and registered Safe Agent with comprehensive Client Money Protection processes
    • Comprehensive range of Lettings and Property Management services to suit your needs - we'll do as little or as much as you wish
    • No set up fees, competitive management fees and unbeatable personal service
    • Designated member of staff to resolve maintenance issues promptly
    • Experienced, professional team and members of ARLA Propertymark
    • Rent collection and debt recovery service
    • Bespoke inventories and quarterly inspections
    • Professional advice and guidance on current legislation and forthcoming regulatory changes

    Contact our Lettings Department on 01243 836055 or chichesterlettings@simswilliams.co.uk to arrange a free property valuation.

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    Tenants
    We take the time to get to know all our tenants, so that we can find you the perfect property to rent, at a price you can afford.

    Our detailed inventories and attention to detail means there are no nasty surprises when you reach the end of your tenancy - over 95% of our tenants get their full deposit back.

    We'll help you to understand your responsibilities, carry out through referencing checks and help you to work out how much you can afford to spend on rent each month.

    We have a growing portfolio of rental accommodation that we market and manage on behalf of private landlords and provide friendly, professional support to all our tenants.

    We belong to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Client Money Protection scheme.

    Tenants Fees

    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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    Expert land and brand new homes marketing

    Our local knowledge gives developers a competitive advantage when it comes to the marketing of new developments and housing.

    We create bespoke marketing materials for new housing developments and a constant supply of potential buyers looking for a brand new property in our area.

    Expert partners for property developers

    We have over 35 years' experience in marketing land and brand new homes:

    • A well-researched and ever-growing register of potential development sites
    • Experience in land acquisition and understanding of local authority planning policies
    • A proven network of trusted planning consultants
    • Expert advice on all aspects of new housing - from property styles and sizes to expert local market values
    • Extensive database of active new home buyers
    • Property "dressing" and show home services
    • Traditional estate agency services built on outstanding customer care
    • Arranging finances for prospective buyers, including "Help to Buy" schemes
    • Qualified property consultants to staff Open Days and Show Homes

    Be the first to know

    Sign up for our regular emails and newsletters to make sure you're the first to know about potential development sites.

    Email us at Richard.moores@simswilliams.co.uk or call us today on 01243 551368.

    Development Opportunities

    The pressure to build new housing has never been greater and local planning authorities in the areas covered by Sims Williams are being forced to identify more sites for potential development.

    Whilst the threats to our beautiful West Sussex countryside are obvious, this growing demand does offer new opportunities for property developers and private land owners.

    Do you ....

    • Want help to identify new sites?
    • Have land you want to sell or develop?
    • Want access to buyers looking for new builds?

    With our unrivalled local knowledge, Sims Williams keeps an active database of potential development sites and has detailed knowledge of local planning policies and processes.

    Be the first to know

    Sign up for our regular emails and newsletters to make sure you're the first to know about potential development sites.

    Email us at richard.moores@simswilliams.co.uk or call us today on 01243 551368.

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Meet Our Team
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    TAMSIN WYLIE MELLIKOF BRANCH MANAGER MNAEA
    Tamsin has lived and worked in West Sussex for many years and knows and loves Arundel and the surrounding villages extremely well. "I use my local knowledge to help applicants find their dream homes which is incredibly rewarding,' Says Tamsin. Tamsin joined Sims Williams in 2006 and believes that property investment involves the head and the heart. It is not just bricks and mortar and balancing the books, but also how the property makes us feel now, and how it will look after us in the future. Tamsin says, "I love what I do, my job is to look after my clients and help them realise their dreams.'
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    LYNNE TAYLOR SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    Lynne joined Sims Williams in 2012 and fell in love with Arundel and is proud to call it her hometown. She qualified with the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and enjoys using her skills and knowledge to give clients the professional, tailored service they deserve. "Living in Arundel is fantastic and I enjoy showing customers everything the town has to offer," says Lynne. When not working, Lynne spends her free time cycling, walking and kayaking in and around this beautiful area.
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    EMMA TAYLOR SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    Emma has been working in Estate Agency within Arundel town since 2000 and has been working at Sims Williams with Susan since the office opened in 2004. Emma's role ranges from negotiating sales and progressing sales through to completion. Emma is an active member of the team on many levels. Emma has also lived in Arundel for many years and her daughter attends a local school and Emma has developed a vast knowledge of local amenities available to new families moving into the area.
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    HELENA TAUBERT SENIOR PROPERTY CONSULTANT MNAEA
    Helena has lived in West Sussex all of her life and loves working in such a beautiful area. Arundel is a truly historic town and Helena loves the character and history of its properties. "Working at Sims Williams allows me to share my passion and enthusiasm for property. I joined the company in 2015 and am known in the team for my attention to detail and my enthusiasm," says Helena. In her spare time, Helena enjoys walking and horse-riding in the beautiful South Downs around Arundel.
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    A small selection of recent testimonials
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      We all know moving house can be a stressful and busy time which is why it's so nice for us to have received such wonderful comments from happy buyers and sellers....

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      Just outstanding and professional....
      "Just outstanding and completely professional. Always well informed with excellent communication within the office and with ourselves. even the hiccup of the Arundel by-pass making us change our timing and strategy, Sims adapted and supported us. Its our third sale handled by Sims and we would strongly recommend them".....Mr & Mrs P
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      Thank you all!
      "Well done Team ! It has taken the best part of a year to reach exchange but you managed to pull it off with your expertise and negotiating skills and we are grateful to you all for your efforts in making the Sale and the Purchase happen simultaneously thus saving us a lot of money. Thank you all, Emma , Tamsin , Lynne and Helena .".....Richard & Milly
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      Really impressed...
      "I am really impressed with the smart and hardworking Sims Williams team in Arundel. They have been one step ahead throughout, providing astute and professional advice, as well as being friendly and cheerful at all times! I cannot recommend their service more highly."....Mr Hill
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      Amazing service
      "Many thanks to all the brilliant team at Sims Willians in Arundel for such an amazing service we received when my Mum moved home recently. From the initial consultation/valuation through to the final phone call to inform us of completion all of the team were professional, helpful and polite. They kept us well informed of progress and were always on hand to answer our queries along the way. Thank you Tamsin, Helena, Emma and Lynne for everything - you're the best!".......Ms M
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      Professional & personal service
      "We were very pleased with the way Sims Williams dealt with the sale, from their knowledge of the market re the evaluation of our property,clear arrangements of viewing, and once a buyer secured the professional manner in which they worked with all parties involved giving regular and accessible updates, all done in a very caring and thoughtful manner... highly recommend their service.".....Mr & Mrs W
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      Making the whole process human and bearable!
      "From exceptional valuation, which made us wonder why we were leaving our beautiful home, to strong negotiation and trusted advice in a difficult time, the whole process to sale agreed was excellent. Where SIMS came into their own was during our painful and drawn out exchange. Their tenacity, personability, professionalism and empathy, towards us and our buyer, was phenomenal. Resulting in keeping us sane, the chain intact and exchange! Thank you all so much.".....Derry
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      Excellent service from start to finish
      "The team in Arundel found me the perfect buyer very quickly. They worked very hard with my solicitor to resolve issues with the house I was purchasing which I am extremely grateful for. I am therefore happy to pay an agent commission for such a good service. Thank you Sims, Arundel.".....Petra C
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      We can't sing their praises highly enough
      "In the current market and with a specialist house to sell, we couldn't have chosen more wisely than Sims Williams. We bought the house through them five years ago and they were as superb this time as they were then. The whole team are the nicest of people and we can't sing their praises highly enough."......Nigel & Gilly
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      Honest and professional
      "I have just sold my flat and bought a house through Sims Williams. Everyone in the Arundel office has been so kind and helpful with every stage of the process. Highly recommended estate agent in Arundel.".......Ruth Q 
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      A huge Thank You
      "Many thanks for all of your hard work on getting the sale to a close. Too often the work of the Agent goes unrecognised and I certainly do not want to make that mistake in this instance. A huge Thank You to you and your colleagues at Sims Williams."....Mr K
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      Excellent
      "Could not have been kinder or more helpful. Excellent service."......AS
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      Knew the market so well
      "Very polite and courteous staff nothing was too much trouble and kept me informed at all times. Knew the market so well would highly recommend.".....Mr W
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      Highly recommended team!
      "Big thank you to the rather fabulous team at Sims Williams Arundel who I have worked with for you years. Thank you for your ongoing professional and fun attitude - from offer to sale in just a few weeks and you made it all so simple. Highly recommended team!"......CL
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      A brilliant team of professionals
      "Sims Williams in Arundel were wonderful throughout the selling process, available to chat and to advise whenever we had a query or needed reassurance. Pointing us to reliable professionals who could sort out small problems to get the house looking its best. Their experience and expertise, not to mention humour and charm made selling our house as straightforward as possible. Thank you team Arundel!"......CD
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      5 Star!
      "I've just sold my house using the Arundel branch of Sims Williams. Not an easy house to sell and by God they worked hard but they sold it."......Mr T
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      Very impressive service
      "Thank you Helena & Emma, you managed, in the trickiest of climates to do what many estate agents failed to manage before you. Thank you once again, very impressive service. Everyone is getting bored of hearing how good Sims Williams of Arundel are!".....Mrs T 
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      Simply the best
      "Thank you to Tamsin & her wonderful team at the Arundel office for securing the asking price offer on Mill Cottage. After purchasing through them 4 years ago and now the sale !! Without a doubt the most professional agent we have dealt with"...........S & K
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      Excellent all round
      "The Sims Williams team have been one hundred per cent in all areas of my buyer/vendor experience. Always available. knowledgeable, efficient, helpful, patient, friendly and splendidly optimistic, they have guided me with care and attention through the whole procedure and I could not have received better service and advice. My heartfelt thanks go to the whole Arundel team for simply being there every step of the way through what is usually a very stressful undertaking, and I have no hesitation in strongly recommending them. Thank you so much!".......Ms R
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      best agents I have ever dealt with
      "Throughout the process of selling my property the team at Sims Williams have been wonderful. They are extremely professional but also very kind, positive and helpful. At all stages they kept me informed and always remained cheerful. They are the best agents I have ever dealt with. I highly recommend them."......Mrs J
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      always on the ball
      "I am in Canada and my father in St. Albans though that did not have any impact on being able to sell our rather unique property. I found the staff were always 'on the ball' both in regards to attracting buyers and also communicating each step of the way to us efficiently. We were both delighted with the service and appreciated all your diligence and energy in selling a property that had a limited market appeal. Thank you from both of us."......The Butlers

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      Incredibly professional & efficient
      "It has been an absolute pleasure working with the Sims Williams Team. You have all been incredibly professional, efficient, knowledgeable and supportive throughout this journey of mine and I look forward to continuing the relationship as I begin the next phase of the journey in the BTL market"....Ms H L
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      I could not ask for more
      "I have received exceptional service from the team at Sims Williams Arundel. The help I had was by far the best to date from any Estate Agent, where Emma went above and beyond the call of duty spending time to help me measure up for curtains and easing the exchange process by communicating direct with the vendors to get outstanding issues resolved and remaining cheerful and friendly throughout. The whole team were friendly and helpful, I could not ask for more.".....Christine F 
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      We would have no hesitation in recommending
      "We had the pleasure of working with the all the Sims Williams team at Arundel who were invaluable in supporting us through the whole process of buying our wonderful apartment. They promptly responded to any issues that arose and found that they worked together to ensure that we got what we really wanted. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any future clients."......Mr & Mrs C 
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      Sims Williams team were a cut above the rest...
      "The Ladies at Sims Williams were very helpful and extremely professional in all my dealings with them. As a person who had a lot of interaction with estate agents over the years, I would say that the Sims Williams team were a cut above the rest without a doubt.".......JC
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      Could not have been better
      "Emma and Tamsin could not have been better, after a very long year trying to buy a property before the one that was actually purchased all we can say is thank you, the guys at Sims Williams made the whole experience a million times easier than our prior experiences.".....Mr H
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      Good experience
      "All staff consistently helped, advised and assisted throughout the process. If a person with more intimate knowledge of the transaction was out of the office, others stood up and dealt efficiently to give seamless ongoing support. I cannot thank the staff at Arundel enough and will certainly choose to use this agency in the future.".....Mr H
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      strongly recommend
      "The ladies at Sims Williams have been so helpful with the process of purchasing our house. They have gone above and beyond their duty to see a rather tricky transaction through to the end! I would strongly recommend the agency' . Thank you very much for your assistance , we really appreciate it!"........SDW
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      Fantastic service
      "We cannot praise the service we received enough. Always accessible, always friendly, always helpful. Kept us informed even when there was nothing new to report! We felt complete trust in everything they said and did. Extremely happy with our whole experience."...A & C
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      helpful, kind, professional and so supportive 
      "The team at Sims Williams were incredibly helpful, kind, professional and so supportive throughout the whole buying (and selling) process. And continue to be, post moving in with suggestions for suppliers, etc.! Lynne, Helena, Emma, Heather and Tamsin were brilliant and did all and more to smooth the often bumpy course when moving home - I couldn't recommend them highly enough.".......Ms M-E
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      They go the extra mile
      "We have just completed the purchase of a retirement flat in Arundel. The agents were efficient friendly and patient. They tried very hard to keep us informed at all stages of the process beyond the call of their obligations. Would recommend them.".......Mr G & Ms CB
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      removed the stress of home buying
      "We dealt with Helena Taubert and Tamsin Wyliemellikof both of whom were professional, efficient and pleasant. A most helpful and efficient pair of ladies who removed the stress of home buying."....Mr & Mrs M
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