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At Morley Riches & Ablewhite we do things a little differently and it’s not something we shy away from.

As a team of Chartered Surveyors, we believe in developing relationships that will make business with us a pleasure. We put the needs of our clients at the heart of what we do, which is why our clients are happy to refer our services.

Succeeding in the property market today requires great care and skill; attributes that have to be earned and cannot be bought. We set up our limited liability partnership in 2001, but have been working together, in one form or another, for over three decades. Our approach to surveying is centred around providing quality services that are supportive, practical and of the highest calibre.

We work with people who value professionalism and personality in their relationships, across a growing portfolio of sectors, including property management, development and planning, as well as estate agency. Clients choose to use us again and again, as they know we have the knowledge and expertise to guide them through even the most complex processes.

Clients choose to work with our friendly, professional team because we consistently deliver a quality service that makes their lives easier. Our plain-speaking approach ensures everyone is kept on the same page and that a project can move forward in a timely and cost-effective way.

Our Story

Our Services

Clients choose to work with our friendly, professional team time and time again because we consistently deliver a quality service that makes their lives easier. Our plain-speaking approach ensures everyone is kept on the same page and that a project can move forward in a timely and cost-effective way.

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Commercial Estate Agency

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Property Management

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Property Valuation

Landlord and Tenant

Building Surveying

Development Consultancy

Detached Office Property with Potential for Extension/Conversion Back to Residential Use.

For Sale

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Modern Detached Two-storey Business Unit

To Let

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New High Quality Office Units

For Sale

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Town Centre Retail/Office Investment For Sale

For Sale

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Our Story

Learn about how MRA first started and how we became a successful chartered surveyers in East Anglia

Our People

Find out more about the specialist team that make up MRA

What people say about working with us

  • "Morley, Riches & Ablewhite – forgettable name, but seriously unforgettable service! We engaged MRA about 3 years’ ago on recommendation.  We have never regretted it. Good, practical advice on all property aspects, including new leases, professional discussions with existing Landlords and advice generally. At all times the service has been prompt, professional and cost-effective.  Communication skills are first rate and we have confidence in the calibre of MRA’s team and their ability to provide commercial insight and evolve innovative win / win solutions."
    John May, Director, Thompson & Morgan Group Holdings Limited
  • "Dudley Smith Partnership has enjoyed a long and positive professional relationship with Morley Riches and Ablewhite. Their broad professional services are delivered with efficiency and they display a practical approach together with proactive client service. Our respective firms have from time to time worked jointly on projects over the years and we are pleased to recommend Morley Riches and Ablewhite when the opportunity arises."
    Dudley Smith Partnership
  • "We are very happy with the friendly, professional and pro-active commercial property management service which we receive from Jon Ablewhite and we accordingly have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm."
    Rodney Stock, Bishop’s Stortford
  • "I have known Peter Riches and indeed some of his staff for many years now.  Our family and I in particular have built a close relationship with Peter, instructing him on numerous occasions for projects, lease renewals, rent reviews etc. and have always found him to be honest, reliable and extremely efficient. Peter will always find a solution to all your property needs and matters – his creative talent, input and valuable knowledge is where he really shines above the rest “bar none”! I would have no hesitation in recommending him or his staff for all your property needs."
    Aaron Taub, Advantage Property Group
  • "I have worked with Morley Riches and Ablewhite for several years. I have always found them to be trustworthy, professional, responsive and accurate while offering a flexible approach to problem solving. They provide excellent value for money and also deliver additional value through their thorough knowledge and network. Reputation and branding are important to any business so it’s important to select organisations who have a compatible constitution and culture. MRA demonstrate empathy with corporate objectives, they manage customer relationships effectively and efficiently and work seamlessly as part of a team. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a professional property service."
    Steve Heywood, Hills Building Group
  • "Peter Riches and his team was recommended to me by a fellow business man.   He has proven himself to be up to a very high standard in his profession and I like the way that he is prompt to deal with any situation in a professional way.   He has a dynamic, enthusiastic team around him which gives me confidence in my decision making in which I value his experienced advice."
    Adrian Coolbergen, Coolbergen Properties
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