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.

£643.45
Average price to rent in The UK
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4 Bedroom House For Sale In Carnwath
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4 Bedroom House For Sale In Carnwath
£600
Carnwath, South Lanarkshire - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
S&j property letting are delighted to offer this 4 bedroom town house to... Landlord reg:211341/380/04360 council tax band: c epc rating: d...
4 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunfermline
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4 Bedroom House For Sale In Dunfermline
£950
Dunfermline, Fife - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
To the front and rear.Early viewing recommended. Council tax band - eepc rating...
House Share For Rent
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House Share For Rent
£395
Birmingham, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 1 bathroom
Double room to rent in a shared house. Furnished, inclusive of gas/electric/water/council tax bills. Off road parking. 2 minute walk from stechford train station...
House Share For Rent
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House Share For Rent
£550
Addlestone, Surrey - To Rent - House - 1 bathroom
Room to rent in house. Room available for single professional person. Located... Landlady. Plus ?80pcm bills (includes council tax).\nnoticefor rental properties tenants...
1 Bed House For Rent
 15
1 Bed House For Rent
£1,608.8
Hampstead, Camden - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
The property benefits from modern fixtures & fittings plus an in house laundry room. All bills included except council tax.\n\nthe property is situated near the trendy bars and pubs and close...
House Share For Rent
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House Share For Rent
£900
London, Greater London - To Rent - House - 2 bathrooms
A large double bedroom in large shared house within walking distance to mornington... Shower room* cloakroom * gas central heating * electricity, water, gas, council...
1 Bed House Share For Rent
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1 Bed House Share For Rent
£1,226.17
- To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
All inclusive rooms from 65pppw - * rooms available now *\nelectric, gas, water, council tax included in the price.\nfurnished property. \n8 bed house. Situated...
3 Bed House For Rent
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3 Bed House For Rent
£855
Cardiff, Cardiff - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
For students or professionals -\na lovely house based in the heart of cathays... \ncouncl tax band e - (students are exempt from council tax - please refer to your...
House For Rent
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House For Rent
£552.21
- To Rent - House
Such as water, gas, electric, council tax, and broadband. Prices starting from �127 per week...
1 Bed House Share For Rent
 7
1 Bed House Share For Rent
£413.07
Dudley, Dudley - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
Requiredbright, contemporary communal kitchen, newly refurbished house near dudley town centre... ! Council tax, gas, water & communal electricity- free hi speed broadband wi-fi- free...