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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.


Commercial Estate Agency


Property Management


Property Valuation

Landlord and Tenant

Building Surveying

Development Consultancy

High Quality Offices in Central Location

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Two Adjoining Town Centre Office Suites

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Town Centre Workshop Offered on Short Term Agreement

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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
  • "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
  • "Peter Riches of MRA has managed an industrial property we own for the last 10 years and we have been delighted with the way our business has been handled. We have always found Peter to be very professional in his attitude; he has a good understanding of what we are trying to achieve, listens to our ideas and offers suggestions of his own. The rest of the team at MRA are always polite, friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the company and the services they offer."
    A J Kernahan, Developments Limited
  • "We have acted alongside Peter Riches of Morley Riches and Ablewhite for a number of years for a mutual client which is a major national landowner. Peter is sharp and incisive and a pleasure to deal with and we value the expertise and commitment he brings to transactions. We look forward to continuing to work with Morley Riches and Ablewhite in the future."
    Anthony Alderman, Partner of Bond Dickinson LLP
  • "We have employed the services of Morley Riches & Ablewhite for over 10 years and have always found them to be Professional to deal with. Both Peter and Jon have a wide knowledge of the local commercial market which has enabled them to advise us on various aspects within our diverse business."
    Ian Newman, East Anglian Group
  • "Being a local business in Colchester, we seek to establish relationships with local professionals in certain key areas of business. Morley Riches and Ablewhite are a professional friend of Handelsbanken and  understood from a very early stage what we were looking for from their reports. They  have been extremely prompt in their delivery  of valuations and more than happy to discuss all aspects of the property market within our catchment area, which we find very valuable.  Overall a pleasure to deal with."
    Russell Felstead, Handelsbanken
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