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

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
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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