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.

£641.75
Average price to rent in The UK
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3 Bedroom End Of Terrace House To Rent
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3 Bedroom End Of Terrace House To Rent
£625
- To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
A three bedroomed, double fronted end of terrace house. Benefitting from a pleasant rear patio... Home over the years. Council tax band:b epc rating:e...
3 Bedroom House To Rent
 11
3 Bedroom House To Rent
£3,250£3,497
Kensal Rise, Brent - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Stunning 3 bedroom house - arranged over 2 floors - beautiful spaces for... ) - council tax: brent band f...
3 Bedroom House To Rent
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3 Bedroom House To Rent
£875
Brackley, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
A three bedroom semi-detached unfurnished house in the heart of brackley... Rear garden and off road parking for two cars. No smokers. Pets considered. Council...
2 Bedroom End Of Terrace House To Rent
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2 Bedroom End Of Terrace House To Rent
£425
Stockton-on-tees, Stockton-on-tees - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Two bedroom end terrace house* my property box are pleased to bring to the market... All utilities and council tax...
House To Rent
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House To Rent
£700
NW2, London - To Rent - House
Bright double room available in great flat share. Large shared lounge, eat-in kitchen, wooden floors, communal gardens.Includes all bills: gas, water, council...
3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
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3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£995£1,100
NG2, Nottingham - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
* walking distance to west bridgford town centre* council tax band c* epc rating e...
2 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
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2 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£600£625
Ventnor, Isle Of Wight - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Available *additional £100pcm payable for water, electric % gas rates *council tax...
2 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
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2 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£865£880
Southampton, City Of Southampton - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Modern 2 bed coach house/apartment * built in 2007 with garage below. The spacious... Throughout, private garage and bike store. Council tax band b and epc rating c. Available...
2 Bedroom House To Rent
 8
2 Bedroom House To Rent
£650
Daventry, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
No pets no smokers. Council tax band b. Epc rating d...
2 Bedroom House To Rent
 9
2 Bedroom House To Rent
£1,350£1,400
- To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
House located a short walk from local shops of the broadway and 5 minute walk... Fibre broadband, gas, electric, water, council tax and tv licence...