London’s only ex-council estate agent
We are proud to be London’s only estate agent that specialises exclusively in selling ex-local authority properties
London’s Best Council Block Competition 2021
Our understanding of these types of properties makes us the best placed agent in the market to sell or rent your EX-LA property
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 unrivaled experience will help avoid the potential obstacles, and our buyer and investor network will get your property in front of the right audience.
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
£225,000Suitable for cash buyers only, this spacious two double bedroom property is in fantastic condition throughout and is just a short walk from Woolwich Arsenal (National Rail & DLR). With a 120 year lease, low service charges and an excellent yield.
£450,000Ideally located for Bethnal Green and Victoria Park, this spacious three bedroom apartment resides on the fourth floor of a low-rise, brick-built block. In excellent condition throughout and offered chain-free. An ideal investment or residential purchase.
£350,000With stunning views of the entire London skyline, this spacious two double bedroom maisonette resides on the top two floors of a well-maintained block in sought-after Peckham. Flooded in natural light, with two shared balconies and spacious throughout.
£325,000A spacious two double bedroom maisonette with a separate eat-in kitchen and large utility room, located in a low-rise, brick-built block close to South Bermondsey and New Cross. With lots of potential, ideal for an investor or ambitious first-time-buyer.
£385,000Just a moment's walk from Stockwell Station, this spacious three double bedroom apartment resides on the top floor of a seven storey, brick-built block and has a private balcony. In excellent condition throughout and with fantastic transport options.
£350,000A beautifully presented and spacious, 1st floor, two double bedroom corner apartment with dual aspect and a private balcony, conveniently located between Camberwell Green and Peckham.
£375,000Residing on a quiet, no-through road just moments from Kennington Underground station, this stunning one double bedroom apartment has been lovingly refurbished, enjoying a private entrance and is offered chain-free.
£350,000Residing in a low-rise block opposite Peckham Rye, this two double bedroom, second floor apartment has a private balcony and located on the second floor. With plenty of opportunity to add value, a long lease and low service charge, an ideal first-time purchase or investment.
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 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.
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
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
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.
“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
“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
“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.”
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.
“I can’t give enough credit to EXLA London! I had put my property on the market with Foxtons for over a year so I had had enough, I then came across EXLA (Chris) and the moment I met him we hit it off right away, I had not had a single offer despite how good or big Foxtons was but Chris got me a viewer straight away and also my first offer. The sale took less then 3 months as it was a cash buyer and we only had 5 months left before repossession. These guys are incredible and I couldn’t have done it so quick without these guys.
I would recommend to everyone who is selling a ex-council property to give them a go and see for yourselves. Thank you!!!”
“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!”