Council houses for sale

Council houses for sale in The UK

Council houses are also known as local authority houses. This is a form of social housing and is a type of publicly owned property in the UK and Ireland. These houses are built with the purpose of providing working people with decent housing at a good rental rate. The houses were mainly looked after by the local councils of the town or city until recently. In the 60s, 70s and 80s newly built council housing tended to be tower blocks containing small flats. The trend since has been away from this type of construction towards semi detached and terraced houses.

Under the Thatcher government tenants of council housing were given the opportunity to purchase the house they lived in. This lead to a sharp decline in available council housing and increased rents for those who chose not to buy their houses. Increasingly social housing is in the hands of private housing associations and many of the tower blocks built in the 60s and 70s have been demolished to make way for houses and low-rise flats.

£349,651.89
Average price for sale in The UK
Cities with council houses for sale
    council houses for sale ads
    Holly Close, Newport, Saffron Walden Cb11
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    Holly Close, Newport, Saffron Walden Cb11
    £175,000
    For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
    Three bedroom house - plot 47 a beautiful new development located in the popular... 3 bed houses valued at â£350,000 (â£175,000 for a 50% share) eligibilityyou...
    Gage Ridge, Forest Row, East Sussex Rh18
     16
    Gage Ridge, Forest Row, East Sussex Rh18
    £695,000
    Forest Row, East Sussex - For Sale - House - 5 bedrooms
    This very spacious house has an interesting and light interior with the benefit of a three... To the original dwelling. The house has large windows with a pleasant south...
    Holly Close, Newport, Saffron Walden Cb11
     4
    Holly Close, Newport, Saffron Walden Cb11
    £175,000
    For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
    Three bedroom house - plot 47 a beautiful new development located in the popular... 3 bed houses valued at â£350,000 (â£175,000 for a 50% share) eligibilityyou...
    Rodway Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire Rg30
     9
    Rodway Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire Rg30
    £260,000
    Reading, Berkshire - For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
    From the council to 'drop' the curb to do so. The property is offered with no onward chain...
    Ladbrooke Close, Potters Bar En6
     13
    Ladbrooke Close, Potters Bar En6
    £575,000
    Potters Bar, Hertfordshire - For Sale - House - 2 bedrooms
    An attractive detached two double bedroom house situated in this small and pleasant... Local amenities. Council tax band: e location information:ladbrooke close is off of strafford...
    Tivoli Road, Brighton Bn1
     2
    Tivoli Road, Brighton Bn1
    £650,000
    Brighton, Brighton & Hove - For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
    The house was originally built in circa 1930 and still benefits from many original... City council for a two storey, part single storey side and rear extensions. The plans...
    Weardale Gardens, Enfield En2
     22
    Weardale Gardens, Enfield En2
    £575,000
    Enfield, Enfield - For Sale - House - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
    This is an extremely well equipped family house, positioned on a no-through road with off street parking... Can be seen on the enfield council planning portal, using the following reference...
    Ryders, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells Tn3
     14
    Ryders, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells Tn3
    £1,200,000
    Tunbridge Hill, Kent - For Sale - House - 5 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms
    Gardens to both front and back. Gas central heating throughout. Council tax band... Schools nearby (holmewood house and langton green primary)tunbridge wells town centre...
    Addiscombe Road, Weston Super Mare Bs23
     14
    Addiscombe Road, Weston Super Mare Bs23
    £279,950
    Weston-super-mare, North Somerset - For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
    Epc rating d63, council tax band c.Entrancestep up to tiled porchway with ceiling...
    Greenacre, Weston Super Mare Bs22
     18
    Greenacre, Weston Super Mare Bs22
    £280,000
    Weston-super-mare, North Somerset - For Sale - House - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
    By the agent to appreciate its full potential. Epc rating d55, council...