Our Story

Discover what makes us one of the leading firms of Chartered Surveyors in East Anglia.

Our founding partners launched Morley Riches and Ablewhite in 2001. This consisted of Samantha Morley, Peter Riches, and Jon and Teresa Ablewhite. Peter Riches and Jon Ablewhite have worked together since 1986. Forming a new, independent company allowed us to share our knowledge and experience of the property industry and develop long-term, meaningful relationships with clients, making business a pleasure for both parties. These values set us apart from other organisations in our industry as we are more focussed on how we do things.

We started in Crouch Street, Colchester, and the next five years saw real growth for the business. We quickly started attracting more clients, and as a consequence, our team started to grow. In 2006, we moved, buying our own premises at Kings Court where we continue to operate from today. This was a defining moment for the business; achieving what we set out to do and doing it successfully.

Our core services now include commercial property agency, property management, valuation, landlord and tenant advice, building surveying and development consultancy.

The future development of the business is rooted in the next generation of Morley Riches & Ablewhite. We continuously invest time in the development of our younger staff to secure our legacy and ensure we continue to provide the expert, honest advice and practical guidance our customers need.

Discover more about the people behind our organisation by putting some names to faces on the Our People page.

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

What people say about working with us

  • "Griffin Chapman has a long-standing relationship with Morley Riches & Ablewhite. Our experience is that they are highly professional, efficient and proactive. We have been pleased to recommend a number of our clients to Morley Riches & Ablewhite for assistance in property matters. The feedback that we have received has been highly positive. We have also been pleased to co-sponsor a number of successful corporate events with Morley Riches & Ablewhite over recent years."
    Griffin Chapman, Chartered Accountants
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
Get In Touch

Get in touch

Email enquiries@mrallp.co.uk
Telephone 01206 505707

If you’ve got a question about the services we deliver, or would like some advice on how we can support your project, simply get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help.

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