About

About Eeleven

The care and devotion that people display towards their Victorian or Edwardian homes is a complete inspiration to us, and is the reason why Eeleven exists.

We've had a longstanding love affair with these remarkable and versatile properties — from the architecture outside, to the detail within, and the versatility of the design — but it's the imagination of people who make one their project that really stirs our soul.

Whether it's a painstaking restoration that pushes the original character front and centre; a creative modernisation that blends reclaimed materials with contemporary finishes; or a complete remodel that redefines the roles of rooms and entire layouts: Victorian and Edwardian homes have ridden the waves of changing design trends and evolving lifestyles while never going out of fashion!

Our founder, Vince Laurella, started his estate agency career in Leytonstone in 1999. Since then he's helped thousands of people to realise the most from their Victorian and Edwardian properties: from the maisonettes off Francis Road and the terraces of the ladder in Forest Gate, to the broad tree-lined avenues of Upper Leytonstone and the prized collection of streets that go to make up Bushwood.

And so, in 2016, he created Eeleven, a specialist estate agency for the very best period property in the neighbourhood, built on design-conscious marketing, deep local insight and a really good customer experience.

Whether you are selling, letting or refurbishing a Victorian or Edwardian home in Leytonstone, Leyton, Forest Gate or Wanstead, we're here to help you achieve the best possible price through a unique, intelligent and thoughtful approach.

 


 

The Team

Vince Laurella
Founder

One of a rare breed who actively wanted to be an estate agent when leaving school, Vince discovered Leytonstone purely by chance in 1999 and he's been selling homes here ever since. As you might have gleaned from our website, he is somewhat mad about Victorian and Edwardian property, and has a thing for modern design.

As the neighbourhood began appearing on the radar of more and more Londoners, and as the quality of property improved by people moving in, refurbishing and rethinking the interiors, the idea for Eeleven started to form: an estate agency specifically for fellow appreciators of classic and contemporary character, with an emphasis on a thoughtful, elevated and insightful approach.

Claire Laurella
Commercial Operations Director

Claire joined Eeleven in 2017 after a 2 year career break to start a family, making the company a husband and wife team. Before Eeleven she was an International Import Export Trade Manager for a large technology distributor, which is where she developed her impeccable organisational skills.  Almost everything you don't see about the smooth running of the company is done by Claire, from managing rent payments, paying bills, ensuring our systems function and that everyone has all they need to concentrate on outstanding customer service. She also plays a fundamental role in organising the marketing and social media.

Paul Travers
Content editor

The phrase "words don't come easy" bears no relevance in Paul's life - he's our resident wordsmith and loves nothing more than playing with sentences until they sound just right. So when you read one of our property descriptions, blogs or social media posts, every word will have been put through the mill.

Unusually for someone who can write, Paul was originally an estate agent. Through 25 years in various markets, it was a decade of South Bank lofts and cutting-edge City Fringe developments that influenced him the most: so instead of estate agency jargon, he injects the expert terminology of architects and interior designers into everything he writes.

 

VALUING HERITAGE

The history of Victorian & Edwardian homes is sadly absent from most property marketing, but the stories of streets add value and interest that we purposely research, capture and portray.

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN

Our descriptions replace corny sales language with insightful & evocative commentary to resonate with people who share an appreciation of beauty, modern materials and period architecture.

OPEN & ETHICAL

Approachability, authenticity and maturity are the very foundations of our business, with a culture of intelligence and respect that sits deliberately apart from typical estate agency stereotypes.

UNCOMMONLY EFFECTIVE

Against sobering national figures that 60% of homes don't sell with the first agent and that 33% of sales fall through, we sell 95% of our listings with more than 90% reaching completion.

Featured Properties

Fees

Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent


Security Deposit Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


Rent - The agreed monthly rent


Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT


Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses


Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue


Replacement keys - Limited to the reasonable costs of replacement


Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract


Client Money Protection Scheme Membership details - Money Shield 59788387


Property Redress Scheme Membership details - TPO SALES AND LETTINGS Membership No: D13794


Please call us on 020 8539 9544 for further information.