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.

£549.86
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Church Street, Glentworth Dn21
 11
Church Street, Glentworth Dn21
£750
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Gas ch a detached garage, large garden and stores. No pets council tax: the council...
29 Henry Road, Gloucester Gl1
 12
29 Henry Road, Gloucester Gl1
£925
Gloucester, Gloucestershire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
The outdoors. Council tax band: cgas central heatingdilapidation deposit: â£1280.77no...
Cardiff Place, Bassingbourn, Nr Royston Sg8
 7
Cardiff Place, Bassingbourn, Nr Royston Sg8
£800
- To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
An end of terrace house located just outside the village of bassingbourn... Street parking and a garage en-bloc. Epc band e, council tax band b. Fees apply...
Mears Ashby Road, Wilby, Wellingborough Nn8
 11
Mears Ashby Road, Wilby, Wellingborough Nn8
£995
Wellingborough, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
E council tax band d. Available middle of december...
Wolseley Road, Chelmsford Cm2
 7
Wolseley Road, Chelmsford Cm2
£1,050
Chelmsford, Essex - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Council permit whilst to the rear there is a small cottage garden. /4...
Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4
 10
Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4
£850
Glasgow, City Of Glasgow - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Good decor. Viewing recommended! Council tax band e...
Room 9, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
 6
Room 9, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
£625
Dorchester, Oxfordshire - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Hospital, brewery square, south street shopping area and council offices. High speed broadband at extra cost is available if required. Directionsrowan house is on the junction...
Room 11, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
 6
Room 11, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
£575
Dorchester, Oxfordshire - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Hospital, brewery square, south street shopping area and council offices. High speed broadband at extra cost is available if required. Directionsrowan house is on the junction...
Room 6, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
 6
Room 6, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
£625
Dorchester, Oxfordshire - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Hospital, brewery square, south street shopping area and council offices. High speed broadband at extra cost is available if required. Directionsrowan house is on the junction...
Room 8, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
 9
Room 8, Rowan House, Dorchester Dt1
£650
Dorchester, Oxfordshire - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Hospital, brewery square, south street shopping area and council offices. High speed broadband at extra cost is available if required. Directionsrowan house is on the junction...