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  • Britain's first property website specialising in selling ex-council houses

    Published on 16th November 2017

    Britain's first property website specialising in selling ex-council houses has been created to meet the rising demand for 'Cinderella' homes. While former local authority homes were once shunned by prospective buyers they are now growing in popularity. Now the portal Ex-Council.com has been launched to put buyers in contact with estate agents which have former council houses on their books. The most…

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  • New website helps house hunters find ex-council homes to buy

    Published on 16th November 2017

    A BOOM in demand for ex-council homes has seen the creation of the first website dedicated to selling the properties. Ex-Council.com features stock from across the UK including million pound homes in Hampstead and bargain £35,000 flats in Scotland. Once shunned by prospective buyers the homes are now growing in popularity. They can be as much as 15 per cent cheaper than conventional housing…

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  • Thousands of London’s ex-council house tenants have become millionaires

    Published on 10th August 2017

    The Right to Buy scheme has seen former council house tenants in the capital enjoy mega returns on owning their properties.  Read the full article at: https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2017-08-07/thousands-londons-ex-council-house-tenants-have-become-millionaires

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  • Town halls buy back Right-to-Buy homes

    Published on 10th August 2017

    Councils have spent millions buying back homes they sold at a discount under Right-to-Buy laws to meet housing shortages. Islington council spent more than £6.2m buying back homes it sold to people for less than £1.3m, a Freedom of Information request reveals. Housing charities blame a lack of investment in social housing. Read full story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39264631…

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  • Anthony Joshua moves back into his mother's two bedroom ex-council flat

    Published on 10th August 2017

    Grounded boxing star  Anthony Joshua  has moved back into his mother's two-bed ex-council flat despite earning an estimated £15million from defeating  Wladimir Klitschko . The 27-year-old boxer was living in a grand palladian villa in affluent St John's Wood, rented as a haven so he could focus on the biggest fight of his life. After defeating Ukrainian Klitschko on an extraordinary…

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  • Most expensive ex council flat in the UK

    Published on 7th December 2016

    A "bargain" Covent Garden flat valued at £1.3 million will become Britain's most expensive ex-council property if it goes for the asking price. The Odhams Walk estate apartment, which was bought under Right to Buy 20 years ago for just £170,000, has been given a complete makeover since its days as a local authority home. It has been converted from a three-bedroom flat into a stylish two-bed,…

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  • Right to buy puts 40% of ex-council homes in private rental

    Published on 7th December 2016

    Forty per cent of ex-council flats sold through right to buy are being rented out more expensively by private landlords, the Commons communities and local government select committee has found. In  the committee’s report , released today, MPs expressed concerns about “unresolved issues” with the government’s proposed extension of right to buy to housing associations, and…

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Latest News

16
Nov

Britain's first property…

Britain's first property website specialising in selling ex-council houses has been created to meet the rising demand for 'Cinderella'…
16
Nov

New website helps house…

A BOOM in demand for ex-council homes has seen the creation of the first website dedicated to selling the properties. Ex-Council.com…
10
Aug

Thousands of London’s…

The Right to Buy scheme has seen former council house tenants in the capital enjoy mega returns on owning their properties.  Read…