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.

£1,207.53
Average price to rent in The UK
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Binn Avenue, Fife
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Binn Avenue, Fife
£700
Burntisland, Fife - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
Three bedroom unfurnished end terraced house with garden. Accommodation comprises spacious lounge, modern kitchen, bathroom with shower and three bedrooms. Council...
Sheldrake Place, Renfrewshire
 5
Sheldrake Place, Renfrewshire
£625
Johnstone, Renfrewshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
3 bedroom; terraced house; quiet cul de sac; lounge with dining area; fitted kitchen; family bathroom; front and rear gardens; council tax band c; epc rating; c...
Greenfields, Perthshire
 5
Greenfields, Perthshire
£1,400
Perth, Perth And Kinross - To Rent - House - 5 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Bills included in rent * the rent also includes bills for council tax, gas & electricity. Detached house available for rent on an unfurnished basis located just...
Balbirnie Place, Edinburgh
 5
Balbirnie Place, Edinburgh
£850
Murrayfield, City Of Edinburgh - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Bright and spacious furnished one bed house with private garden, minutes from city centre. Double glazing. Council tax: b...
Converted1stfloor Bedsit Double Room Own Kitchen Commonshowerwc Garden Includesbills Veryn...
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Converted1stfloor Bedsit Double Room Own Kitchen Commonshowerwc Garden Includesbills Veryn...
£550
London, Greater London - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
Converted1stfloor bedsit double room own kitchen commonshowerwc includesbills garden parking verynearbrshops including electric, water bills not including council...
Fantastic Newtown 7 Double Bedroom Hmo 7 3 Bathroom, Huge Lounge. 5 Mins Walk To Princess ...
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Fantastic Newtown 7 Double Bedroom Hmo 7 3 Bathroom, Huge Lounge. 5 Mins Walk To Princess ...
£3,250
Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh - To Rent - House - 7 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms
(not council tax but its....
1 Bedroom In Agnes Road, Barnsley, S70 #848669
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1 Bedroom In Agnes Road, Barnsley, S70 #848669
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Barnsley, Yorkshire And The Humber - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 2 bathrooms
No agent fees room only (shared house) students can enquire bills included... Shared house, that has been fully refurbished throughout to a high standard...
5 Bedroom House In Thornhill Road California, Derby, De22
 1
5 Bedroom House In Thornhill Road California, Derby, De22
£1,495
Derby, City Of Derby - To Rent - House - 5 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Or professionals shared house available from september 1st, 2020 - rent:£69 pppw/£1495 pcm... £15 per person per week which includes electric, gas, water, and broadband. Council...
Huge Studio Cricklewood Council Tax Included Dss Welcome
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Huge Studio Cricklewood Council Tax Included Dss Welcome
£295
Cricklewood, Brent - To Rent - House
Good size selfcontained studio flat in cricklewood/dollis hill. All bills included except electricity fully furnished newly refurbished wooden flooring access...
Four Bedroom Family House Essex St, East Oxford. £1600pcm + Bills. Fully Furnished
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Four Bedroom Family House Essex St, East Oxford. £1600pcm + Bills. Fully Furnished
£1,600
Oxford, Oxfordshire - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Four bedroom family house. Essex st, east oxford. £1600pcm + bills. Fully furnished. Our lovely four bedroomed family house is a victorian terrace on this sought...