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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

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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 have managed two of our multi-let office investments since 2008.  We have always been completely satisfied with their performance and feel comfortable that our tenants are in safe hands.  Rents are always collected promptly and accounted to us accurately.  Service charge accounts are always well maintained and presented to our tenants. We have also instructed Peter Riches to undertake a range of professional work on other properties in our portfolio including valuations, rent reviews, records of condition and schedules of dilapidation.  Again, we have always been pleased with the outcome and as a result have been happy to recommend him to other property owners known to us."
    Graham Holdgate, Moreland 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
  • "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
  • "Jon Ablewhite of Morley, Riches and Ablewhite has provided professional services to my company for many years. This has included sales, purchasing and renting of office properties in and around Colchester. He has been very professional and thorough, combining this with an understanding of the needs of a business client such as ourselves. Together with Peter Riches, he forms a very strong and likeable team."
    Russell Sainty, Seaford Properties Limited
  • "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
  • "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
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