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
Moments from the DLR, with a private balcony offering stunning skyline views, this spacious two double bedroom, top-floor apartment is a must see. With unparalleled transport links, walking distance from Canary Wharf and residing a quiet, residential spot.
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.
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
Greengrass Property Ltd
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.
“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!!!”
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
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
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
“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
I was with an online agent and hadn’t managed to get any offers or any advice really on what I needed to do. I heard about EXLA London and that they specialise in ex local authority properties so decided to give them a try. They were very proactive and called me regularly to let me know what they were doing and what was going on. They got me an offer that I was happy to accept and we completed on the sale just before Christmas. Thanks for your help with my property, it’s nice to know there’s an agent out there who priorities council properties.
Chris is always there if you need him. I highly recommend to everyone that you will be not only dealing with the best agency in London but also best person . Currently renting the place with few friends and we are happy that we found Chris.
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