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.

£924.35
Average price to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Spire House, Ha1
 7
Spire House, Ha1
£1,375
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Station/ shopping facilities. Epc rating c council tax band d...
Greatfield House, Nw5
 2
Greatfield House, Nw5
£2,275
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 3 bedrooms
For sharers - council tax: camden band dyou may download, store and use the material...
Abbey House, Nw8
 8
Abbey House, Nw8
£1,408
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 1 bathroom
) and the lowest council tax rates in england (westminster) early viewing is highly recommended...
Brandenburgh House, W6
 6
Brandenburgh House, W6
£1,625
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 1 bathroom
Water, central heating and council taxexcellent location 5 minutesã¢â‚¬â„¢ walk...
Elmley Close, E6
 8
Elmley Close, E6
£1,350
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 2 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
House in the ever popular area of beckton, london. Situated on a residential road... License issued by newham council. For this reason, a maximum occupancy applies...
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Dumfries
 9
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Dumfries
£475
Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
4 kindar drive, dumfries, dg2 9qr 2 bed mid terrace house available beginning... Council tax band b / epc rating c landlord reg no: 486693 / 170 / 16021 no dss or smokers...
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Kilbirnie
 8
3 Bedroom House For Sale In Kilbirnie
£580
Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms
) and bus links. Please email for more information and viewings council tax band a epc...
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Moffat
 9
2 Bedroom House For Sale In Moffat
£625
Moffat, Dumfries And Galloway - To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Garden to front, rear and side double glazing & electric heating epc rating e, council...
Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, Ex31
 1
Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, Ex31
£1,400£1,500
- To Rent - House - 7 bedrooms
A seven bedroomed family home in a rural location with oil central heating, double glazing, garden, parking and countryside views. Epc=e. Council tax band 'f'. One...
Meadow Bank, Farnham, Gu9 7xn
 1
Meadow Bank, Farnham, Gu9 7xn
£1,050
- To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms
Gas central heating, gardens and two allocated parking spaces. Unfurnished council tax band...