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

Bowling Green Street, SE11, 2 Beds – £390,000

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.

Gateway, SE17, 3 Beds – OIEO £350,000 – UNDER OFFER

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.

Lucey Way, SE16, 3 Beds – OIEO £375,000 – UNDER OFFER

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.

Cosser Street, SE1, 1 Bed – £1300pcm

A spacious one-double bedroom, ground floor garden flat located just moments from the underground, with the South Bank, London Bridge and Bankside all in easy walking distance. Offered on a short-let basis, fully furnished. Bills not included.

Cosser Street, SE1, 1 Bed – £375,000

Located moments from Lambeth North Station and lively Waterloo, this spacious one bedroom, ground floor apartment enjoys wooden flooring, a private garden and a separate fitted kitchen.

Daubeney Road, E5, 3 Beds – OIEO £400,000

Offering fantastic potential to add value, this three bedroom, split-level maisonette is in need of full refurbishment. With a private balcony. Residing in a low-rise, brick-built block in the heart of Clapton, E5.

Orsett Street, SE11, 1 Bed – £350,000

A spacious one double bedroom apartment residing in a sought-after location just a short walk from Vauxhall. With dual-aspect reception and a large, separate galley kitchen. An ideal first-time-purchase.

Brixton Road, SW9, 2 Beds – £425,000

In fantastic condition throughout, this two bedroom apartment is located on Brixton Road, just a short walk from Brixton, Oval & Stockwell stations. Featuring private, gated parking. An ideal first-time purchase or investment.

Hillery Close, SE17, 2 Beds – £349,995 – SOLD STC

A well-sized two-double bedroom apartment residing on the top floor of a two-storey building just a short walk from Elephant & Castle and the amenities of Old Kent Road. An ideal investment or first-time-purchase.

Lindley Street, E1, 1 Bed – £275,000

An ideal, chain-free, investment opportunity, this one bedroom apartment is ideally located for the upcoming Crossrail links from Whitechapel, as well as underground and night bus services into the city.

Brabazon Street, E14, 2 Beds – £315,000

A sixth-floor, two double bedroom apartment suitable only for cash buyers, offering a fantastic rental yield with easy access to Langdon Park DLR.

Hathaway House, Hoxton, N1, 3 beds – £425,000

We are delighted to have for sale this 3 bedroom ground floor flat in a fantastic location just 5 minutes walk from Hoxton Square, Hoxton Street Market, Shoreditch Park and for transport, Hoxton Overground is 5 minutes away and Old Street Tube (Northern Line) is just a 10 minutes walk.

The property is situated on the ground floor and comprises entrance hallway with separate family bathroom, separate W/C, master bedroom with built in wardrobes and two windows overlooking communal gardens, bedroom 2 a good sized double with built in wardrobes and bedroom 3 is a good sized double also with built in wardrobes, the living room is spacious and bright and overlooks the communal gardens and leads on to the separate kitchen.

EXLA London are estate agents specialising exclusively in the sale of ex local authority properties in London.

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