With extensive property industry experience and drawing on our own landlord experience, we have created a bespoke service for buy-to-let investors, to not only eradicate the pitfalls but increase their income as well.
With our zero-free, guaranteed rent service, EXLA London would offer you market value for your property and would act as your tenant on a contract length of your choice, giving you peace of mind and security without the worry of void periods, non-payment from tenants, or estate agency fees. We will ensure that your property in maintained to the highest standard, regularly cleaned, inspected and only occupied by fully vetted, professional sharers.
- No letting fees, no management fees, no hidden costs.
- No void periods & rent received on the same day of every month for as long as you wish.
- Our 24-hour maintenance team are on hand to deal with any urgent problems.
- Twice-monthly cleans ensure your property stays in top condition.
- Free, third-party check-in/check-out reports, ensuring your property is returned in the same condition.
- Flexible contracts to give you vacant possession within a month should you need it.
If you want to be completely hands-off with your investment, with a long-term, fixed guaranteed income and absolutely no fees to worry about, then this is the service for you.
If you’re looking to increase your monthly income, then our room let & management service might be the best option for you. For example, if you have a two bedroom property with a separate reception room and kitchen, then you could be renting it as three individual rooms, using the reception room as the third bedroom, with all rooms having access to the shared kitchen and bathroom. We can rent the rooms for you and manage the whole process throughout. The demand for affordable rooms is dramatically increasing in London as flat rents for a lot of people are out of reach, with your average one bed costing around £1200 per month.
In addition to maximising your returns, with years of experience in dealing with inner London councils, we can also help to guide you through the ever-changing legislation, increasingly demanding licensing regulations and help to absorb those increased costs through a higher rental return.
- Increase your rental income by up to 20%.
- Full property management service included.
- Full tenant-find and marketing service.
- 24-hour emergency call-out service.
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Frequently asked questions
EXLA London becomes your tenant and we take on all of the contractual responsibilities.
We will need to view the property to check it meets our requirements, we will then make you an offer, EXLA London agrees to become your tenant for a mutually agreeable term (3 months to 3 years), we then sign the tenancy, take the keys, paying you the first month’s rent from the date the contract starts and then every month on the same date until the term ends.
There are absolutely no fees whatsoever. You get the full agreed monthly rent every month with no deductions or management fees.
We will return the property to you in the same condition as when we started managing it for you, subject to usual wear and tear. We conduct inspections every three months to ensure that the property is being properly looked after and also provide a free monthly cleaning service of all communal areas. A condition report will be done as each tenant enters and exits the property and if there is any damage to the property, this will be covered by the tenant’s security deposit.
- Proof of Ownership i.e. mortgage documents/land registration document
- Gas Safe Certificate (Gas)
- NICEIC Certificate (Electrical)
- Buildings insurance
We will take care of furnishing your property if needed, at no cost to you.
What our customers say
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.
Very good experience, paperwork was quick and easy, and the place was as described and really relaxed.
“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.
“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.”
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.
“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!”
EXLA London really know their stuff, we had tried selling our ex-council flat with another agent who kept finding buyers but the buyers kept on getting refused a mortgage, they then told us we could only sell to a cash buyer. We asked EXLA to come and have a look and they were confident banks would lend and that the buyers just hadn’t been advised correctly on which banks would lend on our style of property. EXLA found us a buyer, pointed the buyer in the right direction and we exchanged in May 2018. Selling a council property isn’t always as straight forward as selling other properties so it makes sense to use someone who specialises in selling them. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend EXLA London.
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!
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