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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

New High Quality Office Units

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Town Centre Retail/Office Investment For Sale

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Industrial/Warehouse Unit with ample parking, also suitable for D2 Leisure use.

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High Quality Offices in Central Location

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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

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
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