EXLA London is an estate agency that specialises in selling, letting and managing ex-local authority properties.
With the average property price in London around £500,000, the smart money is investing in ex-local authority properties as they continue to rise in popularity. Not only because they offer the best value per square foot, but because ex-locals were not built for profit like new-build apartments, therefore you get a better build quality, solid brick walls, larger rooms, more storage and separate kitchens. As a buy to let investment, the lower price entry point, increasing demand from tenants and higher than average rental yields make them the right option for a proficient investor.
We love ex locals because we know first-hand how beneficial they can be. This insight drove us to set up London’s only estate agency to specialise exclusively in selling, letting and managing ex-local authority properties.
Buying and selling ex-council properties isn’t always straight forward, but our unrivalled experience will help avoid the potential obstacles, and our buyer and investor network will get your property in front of the right audience.
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We aren’t interested in warehouse conversions, or penthouse apartments, you can be sure that selling your ex-council property is our top priority! How many other agents can say that?
We are located in Central London, cover the entire Capital, and have years of experience in selling all types of ex-local authority properties, from regular low-rise buildings in sought after locations, to high-rise or unmortgageable properties that require a bit more expertise.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to find out more about the benefits of buying an ex-local authority property, or if you’re a seasoned investor or hedge fund looking for guaranteed, high-yield returns from day one.
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EXLA London Featured Properties
Uniquely positioned on the top floor, this stunningly refurbished two bedroom apartment shares an undemised roof terrace with one other flat. Located in the heart of Chelsea, just moments from Sloane Square and South Kensington stations. Chain-free.
Priced to sell and offered chain-free, this two double bedroom, ground floor apartment is located a short walk from Tulse Hill station and features a private balcony. An excellent investment opportunity with a strong yield and plenty of potential.
Exquisitely refurbished to the highest standard, this genuinely stunning two bedroom apartment features engineered oak flooring, high quality fixtures and is a five minute walk from the river. Walking distance from Vauxhall, Kennington and Oval stations
Ideal for investors, this recently refurbished, spacious three bedroom maisonette resides on the upper two floors of a low-rise block in the heart of Camberwell Green. With excellent transport links into the city and numerous amenities on the doorstep, offered chain-free.
Residing on a quiet, residential street in a low-rise, well-maintained block, this spacious three double bedroom apartment has been well cared for by the current owner and offers an excellent opportunity for residential and investment purchasers alike.
A fantastic two double bedroom, top floor apartment, residing in a low-rise building just moments from Oval cricket ground and opposite Kennington Park, with three stations close by offering a plethora of travel options.
Just a short walk from Kennington and Elephant & Castle, this newly refurbished three double bedroom maisonette offers a great opportunity for investors. Newly refurbished and ready for move-in, offered to the market chain-free.
Moments from Bermondsey underground, this newly refurbished three bedroom maisonette has two receptions, private garden and a large, private, south-facing terrace. Offered to the market chain-free; an ideal investment opportunity.
Save On Legal Fees
Our carefully selected panel of London solicitors have been hand-picked for reliability, pro-active approach and expertise in dealing with London local authority property leasehold properties.
Independent Mortgage Advice
We work with expert independent mortgage brokers with a proven track record in achieving mortgage offers on ex-local authority properties, with access to a unique network of high street lenders and private banks, who can provide specialist advice, tailored to your needs.
What our customers say
We had tried to sell our property for the last couple of years but EXLA were the agent that actually sold it for us and their fees were also very competitive. They helped all the way through from start to finish, especially with some difficult negotiations that kept the sale together.
EXLA London have rented my property from me and looked after it since October 2017. The rent has been paid in full and on time every month without fail. I am also trying to sell the property at the same time and EXLA London have been very helpful arranging viewings with the tenants. I have also been to the property with the agent selling my property and it has always looked clean and well kept. I am very impressed with their service and would happily and confidently recommend EXLA London to anyone wanting to rent their property.
Currently renting with them, they provide a quality service. When we moved in, our sink was blocked as my flatmate dropped a piece of make up in it. Next day, EXLA provided a plumber and it was all fixed. Highly recommended!
“EXLA London were excellent, I had my flat on a multi agent contract with a few big name agents but had nothing happen for months, Chris then came on board and they sold it within four weeks of signing with them. They helped me all through the sale contacting the solicitors and making sure I was informed at all stages of the purchase. I would recommend to any buyers or sellers of X council properties to sign up with EXLA. Excellent service!”
“Thank you EXLA London, we had been with another estate agent and nothing had happened for over 6 months. We found EXLA and their expertise with ex-council properties was evident from the start , getting us viewings and then offers almost immediately. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EXLA London to anyone who wants to sell an ex-council property.”
We had been on the market with a local estate agent for a few months with no results and no advise or contact really, we felt like we had been forgotten. I received a letter from EXLA London and agreed to let them market my property. We received an offer from an investor and we have just moved into our new home. EXLA London really do have the right buyers for council properties, they worked so hard for us and we probably wouldn’t have sold without their knowledge and expertise.
Chris was very accommodating in writing up and agreeing the contract regarding dates and moving in and out. Flat I lived in was nice and am happy with the service overall.
Elephant & Castle
Chris is always there if you need him. I highly recommend to everyone that you will be not only dealing with the best agency in London but also best person . Currently renting the place with few friends and we are happy that we found Chris.
From the very start, compared to the other estate agents I met, EXLA London and Christian Dugard displayed genuine enthusiasm for helping me to sell my flat – and of the 3 valuations I sought from 3 different types of agents, EXLA London’s was the most realistic and fair – yet not the lowest! As matters progressed and hurdles appeared, where other agents would undoubtedly have cared less and may even have thrown in the towel, EXLA London’s enthusiasm turned into determination and they went out of their way to help me to reach completion. Ex-Local Authority property is not always an easy-sell and many estate agents don’t care less about them. So when trying to sell this type of property, having faith in an estate agent is difficult, but this being EXLA London’s sole purpose, along with that personal touch and the extra pushes they give, gave me faith in them right from the outset and I’m really pleased that I chose EXLA London and recommend them wholeheartedly.
Highly recommend after my experience of sale of property. Good advice, easy to deal with, and always on hand with a quick response to any queries. The whole experience was made less stressful, than what could’ve been. Thank you.