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.

£1,050.06
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,718
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 20 sq.foot - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Wanderers f.C 2.1 km from wolverhampton city council and 2.2 km from university... A hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat...
Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,666
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 20 sq.foot - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Wanderers f.C 2.1 km from wolverhampton city council and 2.2 km from university... A hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat...
Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,614
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 20 sq.foot - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Wanderers f.C 2.1 km from wolverhampton city council and 2.2 km from university... A hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house each room is equipped with a wardrobe, a flat...
Holiday Home 4 Bedrooms Coventry
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Holiday Home 4 Bedrooms Coventry
£2,343
Coventry, Coventry - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
4 bedroom house coventry hosted by snoozenow in coventry features accommodation... City council. The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen tv...
Guest House 24m² 1 Bedroom Perth
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Guest House 24m² 1 Bedroom Perth
£5,467
Perth, Perth And Kinross - To Rent - House - 24 sq.foot - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Woodcroft house in perth provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a shared lounge and a garden. Each accommodation at the 5-star guest house has garden...
Holiday Home 3 Bedrooms Shrewsbury
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Holiday Home 3 Bedrooms Shrewsbury
£5,520
Shrewsbury, Shropshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms
Council. Situated 6 km from attingham park, the property features a garden and free...
Holiday Home Bedroom Stoke On Trent
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Holiday Home Bedroom Stoke On Trent
£2,603
Stoke On Trent, Stoke-on-Trent - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Hanley park house by paymán club in stoke on trent features accommodation... A washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Stoke on trent city council is 400 metres...
Holiday Home 1 Bedroom Lewes
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Holiday Home 1 Bedroom Lewes
£3,905
Lewes, East Sussex - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
East sussex county council is 12 km from rock house lodge, lewes, while university... Rock house lodge, lewes in lewes features accommodation with free wifi, 14...
Holiday Home 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Holiday Home 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£2,265
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Council is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is birmingham airport, 32 km from boutique...
Holiday Home 2 Bedrooms Coventry
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Holiday Home 2 Bedrooms Coventry
£3,228
Coventry, Coventry - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Diana house - great location in coventry features accommodation with free... Is 10 km from the holiday home, while coventry city council is 5 km away. Birmingham...