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.

£627.4
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Vanoli Close, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden Cb11
 6
Vanoli Close, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden Cb11
£975
Saffron Walden, Essex - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Unfurnished, modern two bedroom end terrace house situated close to town centre... Bathroom. Garden with shed and allocated parking for two cars. Epc band b. Council...
Pembroke Close, Warwick Cv34
 9
Pembroke Close, Warwick Cv34
£1,100
Warwick, Warwickshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Available feburary * a beautifully presented detached 3 bedroom house is located... Unfurnished. Energy rating e. Professionals only. Council tax band d (â£1,678.08)...
Hurst Park Avenue, Cambridge Cb4
 10
Hurst Park Avenue, Cambridge Cb4
£1,470
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
Storage house where the tumble dryer is kept. Gas central heating. Epc rating - e council tax band - f tenants responsible for all utility bills and council tax...
Blandford Road, Plymouth Pl3
 17
Blandford Road, Plymouth Pl3
£725
Plymouth, Devon - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
With door access only so not for vehicles. Three bedroom victorian house comprising... Benefits a front and back garden. Position - this three bedroom terrace house is located...
Cowcombe Hill, Chalford Gl6
 21
Cowcombe Hill, Chalford Gl6
£1,050
Stroud, Gloucestershire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Utility room. Outside storage. Oil fired central heating. Long term let. Council...
Croft Holm, Moreton In Marsh Gl56
 6
Croft Holm, Moreton In Marsh Gl56
£815
Moreton-in-marsh, Gloucestershire - To Rent - House
A semi- detached three bedroom house in the cotswold market town of moreton... 2018 council tax band c tenancy costs: a holding deposit of â£200 is requested...
Hawthorn Road, Newbury Rg14
 9
Hawthorn Road, Newbury Rg14
£450
Newbury, Berkshire - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
In a shared house, single person preferred. The other double room is already let to... Be considered at â£550 pcm. The third bedroom will be kept vacant to ensure the house...
Pytchley Road, Kettering Nn15
 37
Pytchley Road, Kettering Nn15
£1,250
Kettering, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
In this prominent location within kettering. Hillbury house really is a house not to be missed... Rating e. Council tax band e...
Meryhurst Road, Wednesbury Ws10
 7
Meryhurst Road, Wednesbury Ws10
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Wednesbury, Sandwell - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Wednesbury area, located within the sandwell borough. The house which has been converted... Which is inclusive of most bills. The house has a fully equipped communal kitchen...
Becketts Close, Orpington Br6
 6
Becketts Close, Orpington Br6
£1,395
Orpington, Bromley - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Station. Tenants pay band a council tax. There is a garage via shared drive plus...