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.

£395.62
Average price to rent in The UK
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1 Bedroom House For Sale In Lasswade
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1 Bedroom House For Sale In Lasswade
£650
Bonnyrigg And Lasswade, Midlothian - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
Fire, staircase leading downstairs to kitchen, and dining room. Council tax band...
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunoon
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunoon
£650
Dunoon, Argyll And Bute - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Victoria mews, dunoon pa23 7pw rent £650pcm deposit £750 council tax band- c epc rating- c landlord reference- 443314/130/05231 this great property would...
1 Bedroom Flat For Sale In West End
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1 Bedroom Flat For Sale In West End
£350
West End, South Lanarkshire - To Rent - Flat - 1 bedroom
Furnished room in a traditional west end mansion house. Excellent location. Council tax and wireless broadband included in rent. Own kitchen area and en-suite...
2 Bedroom Cottage For Sale In Mugdock
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2 Bedroom Cottage For Sale In Mugdock
£875
Mugdock, East Dunbartonshire - To Rent - Cottage - 2 bedrooms
Bathroom new with bath and electric shower. The garden is secluded and walled and the house boasts a turret and many original features. Band g council tax landlord registration...
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Alloa
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Alloa
£595
Alloa, Falkirk - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Gardens, and off street parking offered part furnished. Epc rating, council tax...
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunfermline
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunfermline
£550
Dunfermline, Fife - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Situated in sought after location. Landlord registration: 403897/250/17381. Council...
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Kincardine
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2 Bedroom House For Sale In Kincardine
£440
Scotland - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Coming soon. Landlord registration: 217459/250/27421. Council tax band c. Epc rating...
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Rigside
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2 Bedroom House For Sale In Rigside
£400
Rigside, South Lanarkshire - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Recently refurbished two bedroom house overlooking rigside primary school... Council tax band - a epc rating - d ...
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Abronhill
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Abronhill
£525
Abronhill, North Lanarkshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
End of terrace house in cumbernauld, north lanarkshire. Property consists of spacious... A residential area with local amenities and transport links close by. Council tax band...
1 Bedroom Flat For Sale In West End
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1 Bedroom Flat For Sale In West End
£300
West End, South Lanarkshire - To Rent - Flat - 1 bedroom
Furnished room in a traditional west end mansion house. Excellent location. Council tax and wireless broadband included in rent. Own kitchen area within each...