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The growing demand for ex-local authority properties.

  • Often situated in prime locations in every London borough. Cheaper, larger and often very close to transport links, stadiums, universities and hospitals. Ideal for both buy-to-live or buy-to-let.
  • Never built for profit. Solid build quality, larger room built for living - well-located ex-local authority properties regularly achieve rents not dissimilar to those of expensive, private, modern builds.
  • Lower entry price-points mean rental yields far above the London average.
  • Given their layouts and size, many ex-local properties have fantastic potential to convert and add more bedrooms, further increasing the yield and capital value.
  • Local authority freeholders mean low service charges, peppercorn ground rents and protection from soaring overheads often associated with private developments.
  • Since 2014, the prices of ex-local authority properties in certain parts of London have actually risen faster than those in private homes and new-build developments.
  • As right-to-buy continues, more and more flats in council blocks are becoming privately owned, making mortgages easier to obtain, increasing the capital appreciation of your investment as time goes on.

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EXLA London Featured Properties

Vauxhall Street, SE11, 1 Bed – £398,000 – SOLD STC

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.

Key Close, E1, 3 Beds – £495,000

In excellent condition throughout, this three double bedroom maisonette, moments from Whitechapel (District Line, Crossrail) and Bethnal Green (Central Line), has a private balcony, secure entry and is located in one of E1’s most sought-after locations.

Nightingale Vale, SE18, 2 Beds – £200,000

With stunning views across the Thames towards the city, this spacious and light two double bedroom apartment would make an ideal investment purchase, walking distance from Woolwich Arsenal station and upcoming Crossrail links.

Saltwell Street, E14, Studio – £255,000

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.

Llanover Road, SE18, 2 Beds – £275,000 – SOLD STC

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.

Prince of Wales Road, NW5, 2 Beds – £425,000

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.

Greyhound Lane, Streatham, SW16, 3 Beds – SOLD AT AUCTION

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.

Wyndham Estate, SE5, 4 Beds – £2250pcm – LET

Residing on the top-floor of a quiet, residential building just a moment’s walk from Burgess Park and the shops, bars and restaurants of Camberwell Green. The property has just been fully refurbished to a high standard, and is fully furnished with brand-new furniture throughout, all rooms are good doubles, with one enjoying a private balcony, with a brand new fitted kitchen with all new appliances, a family bathroom suite and separate WC. The property is available from next week and would make an ideal home for sharers. Early viewings recommended.

Kingswood Close, SW8, 6 Beds – £3750pcm – LET

Rare to the market, this stunning, newly refurbished six double bedroom, end-of-terrace house resides on a quiet cul-de-sac, with off-street parking and is located just a short walk from sought-after Lambeth Road, with Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Stockwell (Northern Line) both just a short walk away. The property comprises spacious open-plan reception/kitchen leading directly to a large private garden, two bathrooms, 2 WC’s, study, and six double bedrooms, this would make a fantastic home for a group of sharers. Just moments from the bars, restaurants and shops of Lambeth Road and with numerous transport links close by, along with Oval cricket ground and Vauxhall Park. The property is available immediately. Early viewings recommended.

Camberwell Grove, SE5, 3 Beds – £2200pcm – LET

A large and well kept 3bedroom, ground-floor maisonette with a private, patio garden and large eat-in kitchen. Residing on a tree-lined residential street in the heart of popular Camberwell Green, the property is offered fully furnished, with laminate wood flooring throughout the ground floor. Comprising an expansive kitchen/diner, huge reception with double-doors opening onto a bright patio to the rear, two large double bedrooms, one single bedroom, study and a large bathroom suite. With over-ground transport links just a short walk away at Denmark Hill, as well as the numerous shops, bars and restaurants of Camberwell Green, this would make an ideal home for either a family or group of sharers. Available immediately.

Glenfinlas Way, SE5, 3 Beds – £425,000

Residing just moments from Kennington Park, this spacious three bedroom maisonette offers a fantastic opportunity for both investors and residential purchasers looking for an easy commute to the city, with northern line links from Oval just a short walk away. Comprising spacious eat-in kitchen, large reception with an abundance of natural light, two large double bedrooms, single bedroom, family bathroom suite and separate WC, the property has low service charges and would therefore make a fantastic buy-to-let investment in an area that is always popular with renters. With a private balcony, and offered to the market chain-free. Early viewings highly recommended.

Rainsborough Avenue, SE8, 3 Beds – £1900pcm

Offering spacious accommodation throughout, this three/four bedroom maisonette features a private balcony and is offered ether furnished or unfurnished. Comprising large eat-in kitchen, spacious reception (can be used as a fourth bedroom) with private balcony, three upstairs bedrooms, bathroom suite and separate WC. Just a short walk from the river and with Surrey Quays overground close by, this would make an ideal home for sharers looking to be striking distance from the city. Available immediately.

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