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.

£638.18
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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2 Bedroom Flat
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2 Bedroom Flat
£346
Southfields, Wandsworth - To Rent - Flat - 2 bedrooms
A second floor conversion flat in this large house with good size open-plan lounge... To wandsworth southside shopping centre. Wandsworth borough council tax. Suitable...
1 Bedroom Property
 10
1 Bedroom Property
£500
Worsley, Greater Manchester - To Rent
Stunningly designed room in a newly refurbished house share for professionals right in the heart of walkden. The house share is ideal for commuters as it provides...
3 Bedroom House To Rent
 1
3 Bedroom House To Rent
£650
Manchester, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
3 bedroomed home, gas fired central heating, upvc double glazing, kitchen, lounge, bathroom/wc, gardens. Epc d. Council tax a. Deposit £750 available 18/6...
4 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
 15
4 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£895£995
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
Four bedroom semi detached house*, with garage, unfurnished, available now, council tax band *e*, for more information on this, or similar properties, please...
3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
 10
3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£999
- To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
C. Council tax c. Deposit £1,100. Available now. Renovated to a high standard...
2 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent
 11
2 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent
£695£725
Gamston, Nottinghamshire - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Modern end town house* two bedrooms (1 double & 1 single)* part-furnished... Storage* off street parking* council tax band b* epc rating d...
3 Bedroom House To Rent
 9
3 Bedroom House To Rent
£750
- To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Radiator heating, double garage/workshop, driveway. Deposit £1125 (epc rating f) council...
3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
 18
3 Bedroom Semi Detached House To Rent
£985
Southampton, City Of Southampton - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Available early june!* this 3 bedroom semi-detached home comes with garage, driveway & enclosed rear garden. It features gas central heating, is on council tax...
3 Bedroom Terraced House To Rent
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3 Bedroom Terraced House To Rent
£950£975
- To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Leading to garden. Gas central heating, council tax band c and epc rating d. *available...
1 Bedroom House Share To Rent
 4
1 Bedroom House Share To Rent
£325
- To Rent - Flat - 1 bedroom
Is a fresh and modern house with neutral decor.The communal areas include a good size... The rent is your gas, electric, water, council tax and wifi. Parking available. Low...