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.
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
“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.”
“EXLA London provided an excellent customer service from start to finish of the sale process. They were professional, approachable, friendly and positive and made the selling process feel calm and run smoothly. Communication was simple and efficient and often outside normal office hours.
I would recommend Chris and EXLA to anyone wishing to sell their home. They clearly have a depth of knowledge and understanding of the ex-Local Authority property market.”
Elephant & Castle, London
EXLA London really know their stuff, we had tried selling our ex-council flat with another agent who kept finding buyers but the buyers kept on getting refused a mortgage, they then told us we could only sell to a cash buyer. We asked EXLA to come and have a look and they were confident banks would lend and that the buyers just hadn’t been advised correctly on which banks would lend on our style of property. EXLA found us a buyer, pointed the buyer in the right direction and we exchanged in May 2018. Selling a council property isn’t always as straight forward as selling other properties so it makes sense to use someone who specialises in selling them. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EXLA London.
“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
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.
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.
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!”
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 is incredibly quick and responsive when addressing any issues within the flat. He’s very reasonable in pricing and as helpful as they come. Thanks Chris.
Elephant & Castle