Council houses for rent

Council houses for rent 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.

£584.81
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Corbiewynd, Edinburgh
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Corbiewynd, Edinburgh
£1,250
- To Rent
This is a stunning and spacious unfurnished 4 bed family house with a conservatory and private garden.* available from 31st october 2018 * council tax band: e...
3 Bed House To Rent In Tolworth
 1
3 Bed House To Rent In Tolworth
£461.54
London, Greater London - To Rent
Three double bedroom house on to the rental market. The property is neutrally... Benefits from a lovely rear garden.This properties price includes council tax. Don't...
0 Bed House To Rent In Mayfair
 1
0 Bed House To Rent In Mayfair
£500
London, Greater London - To Rent
- dwestminster council tax band e - £868.38agency fees - £300 plus vat...
3 Bed House To Rent In Mayfair
 1
3 Bed House To Rent In Mayfair
£1,400
- To Rent
Stroll away.Epc - dwestminster council tax band h - £1421.00agency fees - £300...
4 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
 1
4 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
£1,995
- To Rent
) edgware road (circle, district and bakerloo lines.Epc - b westminster council tax...
2 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
 1
2 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
£825
- To Rent
) edgware road (circle, district and bakerloo lines.Epc - b westminster council tax...
2 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
 1
2 Bed House To Rent In Paddington
£825
- To Rent
Road (circle, district and bakerloo lines).Epc - dwestminster council tax band...
5 Bed House To Rent In Lisson Grove
 1
5 Bed House To Rent In Lisson Grove
£1,450
London, Greater London - To Rent
Council tax band g - £1184.16agency fees - £300 plus vatwe are pleased to offer...
1 Bedroom House Share
 14
1 Bedroom House Share
£495
- To Rent
Stunningly designed room in a newly refurbished house share for professionals in swinton. The house share is ideal for commuters as it provides easy access to the whole...
1 Bedroom House Share
 13
1 Bedroom House Share
£400
- To Rent
Stunningly designed room in a newly refurbished house share for professionals in swinton. The house share is ideal for commuters as it provides easy access to the whole...