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 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.
0% Sell your property without paying any fees!
Our sales team are experts in selling all types of London ex-local authority properties, from high-value blocks to those with mortgage difficulties or major works bills.
Selling an empty property? We can generate an income while the property sells. Giving you added peace of mind all the way to exchange, while ensuring a warm, lived-in, marketable home with a proven income.
Need a quicker sale? Open your property up to a different audience with our nationwide online auction coverage, you can find more information by visiting our auction page.
0% Rent your property without paying any fees!
For landlords, we have a completely different approach to lettings. Our professional, managed room-letting service can increase your returns by, on average, 25% over the course of a year. With a full management service included, our clients can sit back and relax with confidence.
Want your rent guaranteed, every month, with no void periods or fees?... We can rent your property directly from you immediately at market value. There are no fees to pay. We can offer long or short-term contracts to suit your situation and we fully manage the property for the duration of the contract.
Increase your income… With our experience, we can help you to earn more from your property with our managed room-letting service. We can manage the entire process on your behalf for a monthly fee.
To find out more about our lettings services, give us a call on 0203 328 0377 or visit our landlord page.
Looking to rent? We offer flexible, managed room lets for professionals.
For tenants, we offer fully-managed, flexible long or short-term accommodation in sought-after areas of London. With all bills included, high-speed Wi-Fi available in every property, free cleaning services and a 24-hour maintenance team. We’ve helped hundreds of professional tenants to settle into London, we don’t charge admin fees, and our friendly team will help to guide you through every step of the process.
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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.”
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.
“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.
“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 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.
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
“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.”
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