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.

£545,037.76
Average price for sale in The UK
Cities with council houses for sale
    council houses for sale ads
    Unspecified Seaton Delaval
     13
    Unspecified Seaton Delaval
    £285,000
    Seaton Delaval, Northumberland - For Sale
    House. Built circa 1975, this freehold home operates within council tax band d...
    Land Whitstable
     1
    Land Whitstable
    £375,000
    Whitstable, Kent - For Sale - Land
    City council website; www.Canterbury.Gov.Uk/planning under reference ca/15/02016... Houses, highly regarded restaurants and boutique...
    New Development Littlehampton
     72
    New Development Littlehampton
    £336,995
    Littlehampton, West Sussex - For Sale
    Offering you 3 and 4 bedroom houses. This expansive new neighbourhood will bring... County council is currently investing £50m in an infrastructure and development...
    House London
     5
    House London
    £565,000
    London, Greater London - For Sale - House - 2 bedrooms
    Bryony road, london w12a rare opportunity to acquire this unmodernised house... City development which offers boutique hotels and soho house exclusive members...
    Terraced Plumstead
     21
    Terraced Plumstead
    £345,000
    - For Sale - Terraced house - 3 bedrooms
    Station is 5 minutes walk.The house is fully ready to live in occupy it has a downstairs... Freezer, and an under stairs storage cupboard. Its currently rented 1385 pcm, the council...
    Land Belper
     9
    Land Belper
    £70,000
    Belper, Derbyshire - For Sale - Land
    With outline planning permission granted for a detached boat house style dwelling... Board.Planning planning consent was approved by amber valley borough council 26/05/2017...
    Flat London
     20
    Flat London
    £590,000
    London, Greater London - For Sale - Flat - 2 bedrooms
    House, this generous two-bed property is pleasantly cool and airy to walk into on a hot... Council tax bills are half the london average. This puts it within walking...
    Unspecified Stockport
     3
    Unspecified Stockport
    £175,000
    Stockport, Stockport - For Sale
    By auction 26th july 2017 planning ref: dc/049254 redevelopment of williamson house... To make their own enquiries directly to stockport metropolitan borough council: 0161...
    Unspecified Tynemouth
     10
    Unspecified Tynemouth
    £325,000
    Tynemouth, North Tyneside - For Sale
    Four bedroomed end of terrace period house. This elegant freehold family home with a unique... Beach as well as historical ruins at priory castle. Operating within council tax...
    Park Home York
     10
    Park Home York
    £130,000
    New York, North Yorkshire - For Sale - House - 2 bedrooms
    This superior two bedroom park home is offered with no onward chain with 12 months residency and is very efficient with low utility bills and council...