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
£550,000 Offer in ExcessIdeally located, this spacious three double bedroom apartment has a private balcony and resides in a low-rise, brick-built block just moments from the canal-side parks and restaurants of Little Venice. Offered chain-free.
£250,000For cash buyers only, this sixth-floor two double bedroom apartment features parquet flooring, private balcony and excellent views. With numerous transport options nearby and offered chain-free. An ideal investment purchase.
£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.
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
Currently renting with them, they provide a quality service. When we moved in, our sink was blocked as my flatmate dropped a piece of make up in it. Next day, EXLA provided a plumber and it was all fixed. Highly recommended!
“I recently sold my property with EXLA London and honestly, I couldn’t have been happier with the service provided by Ben and Chris. From my first meeting with Chris, I knew he was genuine and passionate about the properties they sell. Chris is brilliant at getting the best price from the buyers and Ben’s relentless commitment to progressing the sale was really impressive.
Because of time lost due to the covid 19 closure of the housing market for three months, I jointly listed my flat with the local high street agent, Reeds Rain. Despite finding me a buyer, it became clear that Reeds Rains lacked the drive to progress the sale and after weeks of inactivity, I reverted back to sole agency with EXLA, who re-listed it and found me a buyer within days. Ben’s creative problem-solving in a market beset by Covid related holdups and backlogs was admirable and he saw the sale through to completion in an impressive time frame despite a lack of urgency from solicitors. Clear lines of communication were always kept open and they were always on the end of the phone when I had a question.
It was an absolute pleasure to do business with EXLA London and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as selling agents. Thanks again guys.”
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!
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 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.
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 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 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