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.

£949.97
Average price to rent in The UK
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Duddingston
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3 Bedroom House For Sale In Duddingston
£1,195£1,250
Duddingston, City Of Edinburgh - House - 3 bedrooms
Council tax band: f epc rating: d. Landlord registration number: 410930/230/21531...
1 Bedroom House For Sale In Alloa
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1 Bedroom House For Sale In Alloa
£425
Garden, and private parking. Offered fully furnished. Epc rating d, council tax...
3 Bed Property For Rent Ivy Crescent Leeds
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3 Bed Property For Rent Ivy Crescent Leeds
£645
A three bedroom through terrace house available to let. Located in east end... Or working tenants.Three bedroom council rategbp500 bond requiredgbp600pcm working...
2 Bed Town House For Rent Vicarage Road Birmingham
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2 Bed Town House For Rent Vicarage Road Birmingham
£823
Note that council tax and utility bills are not included in the rent.Tenancy...
2 Bed Terraced For Rent Tavistock Road Exeter
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2 Bed Terraced For Rent Tavistock Road Exeter
£793
Exeter, Devon - Terraced house - 2 bedrooms
Attractive and spacious two bedroom terrace house. Easy access to train station... With brick built shed. Gch. Double glazed. Unfurnished. Epc band c. Council tax...
1 Bed Flat For Rent Willoughby House Liverpool Street
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1 Bed Flat For Rent Willoughby House Liverpool Street
£2,578
In rent (including bt wifi broadband), only council tax to pay. No agency or checkin...
3 Bed Town House For Rent Paradise Street Macclesfield
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3 Bed Town House For Rent Paradise Street Macclesfield
£693£702
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Available now* *spacious three bedroom town house*the property comprises... To arrange your appointment. Council tax band: b no pets/dssgeneralloungegood sized...
2 Bed Flat For Rent Banff House Hampstead
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2 Bed Flat For Rent Banff House Hampstead
£2,123
London, Greater London - Flat - 2 bedrooms
: furnishedother key info:- epc rating: d/61- council tax (approx): £1418 per year / band...
2 Bed Town House For Rent Deanes Park Road Fareham
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2 Bed Town House For Rent Deanes Park Road Fareham
£749£775
Fareham, Hampshire
With an over-bath shower. There is a small rear garden and the house is warmed by gas central heating. On-road permit parking only. Council tax, fareham b...
3 Bed Flat For Rent Stanfield House St. Johns Wood
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3 Bed Flat For Rent Stanfield House St. Johns Wood
£2,275
This spacious three double bedroom apartment is set on 3rd floor (with no lift) within an ex-council residential building close to the open spaces of regents park...