EXLA London is an estate agency that exclusively sells ex-council properties in London.  We are extremely proud to be the first company in London to focus on this niche sector of the property market.

We believe ex-local authority properties are the leading contender when it comes to investing in London’s buy-to-let market. Yet they remain London’s best-kept secret, with people often having preconceptions about them. For professional investors and first-time buyers though, they just make sense. Lower prices, bigger rooms, great locations - it’s a no brainer! And that’s why investors and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) buy them time and time again.

It is also no secret that ex-council properties often don’t fit the general aesthetic that most estate agents are going for - they want to feature polished properties with hefty price tags, which is great, and great for us too because it has given us the opportunity to specialise in selling these hidden gems which we have now been doing successfully for the last four and a half years.  

Buying and selling ex-council properties isn’t always as straightforward as people may assume. There are certain hurdles to overcome which require specialist knowledge, such as EWS1 Certificates, mortgageability, local councils, and section 20’s to name a few.

With our expert knowledge, client base, and unrivalled passion in this sector, we are the people you need to speak to when you are buying or selling EX-Local Authority property.

Ben Whiting

Head of Sales