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
With stunning views of the financial district, this spacious one bedroom apartment is in excellent condition has a private balcony, secure entry, and is a moment’s walk from the river. Ideally located for the shops, bars and restaurants of Canary Wharf
A stylish and immaculate one double bedroom apartment in a sought-after location adjacent to Kennington Oval. With both Vauxhall and Oval just a short walk away, low service charges and a high-spec finish throughout. Early viewings highly recommended.
With stunning views of Canary Wharf, this spacious studio is walking distance from the financial district, moments from the DLR and features a full-length balcony, separate kitchen and stylish shower room. An ideal first-time purchase or investment.
In excellent condition throughout, this spacious two double bedroom maisonette offers excellent potential for residential purchasers and investors alike. Comprising an expansive eat-in kitchen, spacious and light reception room leading onto a stepped, rear patio-garden with outdoor storage shed, two large double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a fully tiled family bathroom. The property resides on a quiet, residential no-through-road and is walking distance from main-line train links into the city at Woolwich Arsenal as well as a number of convenient bus-routes on the doorstep. The property is offered to the market chain-free.
Residing on the top floor, this light and spacious two double bedroom apartment comprises entrance hall with storage, a large reception with dual aspect windows, two well-sized double bedrooms, a separate fitted kitchen with a private balcony and a family bathroom. Una House is a gated, secure, purpose-built block with an internal courtyard, situated just a moment’s walk from Kentish Town West station (overground) and a five minute walk from the Northern Line at Kentish Town. With countless boutique shops, supermarkets, bars, cafes and restaurants on the doorstep, the property is a short walk from popular Camden Lock, and the sought-after nightlife of Camden Town itself. Offered to the market chain-free, this would make both an ideal investment or residential purchase. Early viewings highly recommended.
Guide Price = £300,000+
**For Sale By Auction 17th September 12:00 PM To inspect the legal documents for this property please call us for more info 020 3328 0377**
This 3 bedroom flat with terrace is situated just moments from Streatham Common and just 0.3 miles from both Streatham and Streatham Common stations. The property has been recently refurbished and the building itself has recently had external works to include a new roof.
Residing on the top-floor of a quiet, residential building just a moment’s walk from Burgess Park and the shops, bars and restaurants of Camberwell Green. The property has just been fully refurbished to a high standard, and is fully furnished with brand-new furniture throughout, all rooms are good doubles, with one enjoying a private balcony, with a brand new fitted kitchen with all new appliances, a family bathroom suite and separate WC. The property is available from next week and would make an ideal home for sharers. Early viewings recommended.
Rare to the market, this stunning, newly refurbished six double bedroom, end-of-terrace house resides on a quiet cul-de-sac, with off-street parking and is located just a short walk from sought-after Lambeth Road, with Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Stockwell (Northern Line) both just a short walk away. The property comprises spacious open-plan reception/kitchen leading directly to a large private garden, two bathrooms, 2 WC’s, study, and six double bedrooms, this would make a fantastic home for a group of sharers. Just moments from the bars, restaurants and shops of Lambeth Road and with numerous transport links close by, along with Oval cricket ground and Vauxhall Park. The property is available immediately. Early viewings recommended.
A large and well kept 3bedroom, ground-floor maisonette with a private, patio garden and large eat-in kitchen. Residing on a tree-lined residential street in the heart of popular Camberwell Green, the property is offered fully furnished, with laminate wood flooring throughout the ground floor. Comprising an expansive kitchen/diner, huge reception with double-doors opening onto a bright patio to the rear, two large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, study and a large bathroom suite. With over-ground transport links just a short walk away at Denmark Hill, as well as the numerous shops, bars and restaurants of Camberwell Green, this would make an ideal home for either a family or group of sharers. Available immediately.
Residing just moments from Kennington Park, this spacious three bedroom maisonette offers a fantastic opportunity for both investors and residential purchasers looking for an easy commute to the city, with northern line links from Oval just a short walk away. Comprising spacious eat-in kitchen, large reception with an abundance of natural light, two large double bedrooms, single bedroom, family bathroom suite and separate WC, the property has low service charges and would therefore make a fantastic buy-to-let investment in an area that is always popular with renters. With a private balcony, and offered to the market chain-free. Early viewings highly recommended.
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
Elephant & Castle
Chris and his team offer a very down to earth and honest approach which frankly puts them way ahead. Very happy with the service they provide me as a landlord so very happy to recommend them, Dan Mullins
We had been on the market with a we’ll known local agent who despite almost 40 viewings hadn’t found us a buyer. We decided to give EXLA London a try and within a couple of weeks we had agreed a sale and are now moving into our new home. They showed far less people but had the right type of buyers for this type of property. The fact they specialise in ex-council properties really makes a difference! There was great communication throughout the sales process (which I really appreciate!) and nothing was too much trouble for them, they really did go the extra mile. Thanks again EXLA, great job.
“It was a pleasure purchasing our flat through EXLA London. From the start they were very efficient, friendly, and honest. Having dealt with many estate agents over the years we can without a doubt say that EXLA provide a service that exceeds the standards of any we have previously experienced, it was a breath of fresh air. We would have no hesitations about using EXLA again and would highly recommend them to anyone else looking for an effective and honest estate agents.”
“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.”
Excellent service! I currently rent a flat through EXLA and I must say that since I live in the UK they are the best company I’ve worked with. Chris is always willing to help with any inconvenience and makes sure that everything is in order at the property. Great work guys!
“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!”
I currently rent a 3 bedroom flat through EXLA in Elephant and Castle . Chris is one of the kindest agent I ever met in my 20 Years living in London .
I can only say that he takes care of the property’s and his tenants. If there is any problem at the flat or any issues don’t worry they are fixing for you on the same day or next day.
Once you rent through EXLA you stay with them for long time.
Thank you Chris
Elephant & Castle
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.
“As a search agent I work with hundreds of estate agents and I would highly recommend Chris Dugard from EXLA. He is the one of the best agents I have worked with. He showed me properties in various areas while I was looking for a client who wanted to purchase an apartment for his daughter who needed easy access to Shoreditch. I’d viewed all over South London looking near tube stations or easy bus routes but then Chris came up with a property that was just perfect, within budget and walkable to Shoreditch.
He runs an Independent Agency with first class service and has helped make the whole purchase process stress free from beginning to end.”
Greengrass Property Ltd