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.

£1,139.38
Average price to rent in The UK
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Studio House To Rent In Pacific Court, 39 High Street, Hull, Hu1
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Studio House To Rent In Pacific Court, 39 High Street, Hull, Hu1
£555
Kingston Upon Hull, City Of Kingston Upon Hull - To Rent - House
To all amenities. Bills included: water, council tax, electricity, gas... A short walking distance to all amenities. Bills included: water, council tax, electricity...
4 Bedroom House To Rent In Baden Road, Brighton
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4 Bedroom House To Rent In Baden Road, Brighton
£2,450£2,495
Brighton, Brighton & Hove - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms
Sq.Ft)parking zone u - council tax band c...
Detached 4 Bedroom House To Rent In Dalesford, Haslingden, Lancashire, Bb4
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Detached 4 Bedroom House To Rent In Dalesford, Haslingden, Lancashire, Bb4
£995
Rossendale, Lancashire - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
Within a prime locality, in a small cul-de-sac made up of three similar houses... School are both with three quarters of a mile. Epc - c, council tax band - ewe...
Terraced 3 Bedroom House To Rent In West Street, Horncastle, Ln9 5jf
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Terraced 3 Bedroom House To Rent In West Street, Horncastle, Ln9 5jf
£650
Horncastle, Lincolnshire - To Rent - House - 3 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
A characterful three-storey town house located within the conservation area... Store. Gas central heating. Rent £650 pcm, deposit £750, council tax band 'a', eer...
Semi Detached 5 Bedroom House To Rent In Student House Blenheim Road, Worcester Wr2 5nq
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Semi Detached 5 Bedroom House To Rent In Student House Blenheim Road, Worcester Wr2 5nq
£386
Worcester, Hereford And Worcester - To Rent - House - 5 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Facilities. The house is set up to worcester city council standards and registered... Space within the house is spacious and comfortable. This enables you to enjoy...
Detached 1 Bedroom House To Rent In Oxford Grove, Ilfracombe
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Detached 1 Bedroom House To Rent In Oxford Grove, Ilfracombe
£525
Ilfracombe, Devon - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
And hotwater.The property is band a for council tax. The rent for the property is £525.00per...
8 Bedroom House Share To Rent In Parsons Lane, Bury, Bl9
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8 Bedroom House Share To Rent In Parsons Lane, Bury, Bl9
£525
Bury, Greater Manchester - To Rent - House - 8 bedrooms
Broadband, water and council tax) and all rooms are built and designed to a high standard...
4 Bedroom House To Rent In Whitebutts Road, Ruislip
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4 Bedroom House To Rent In Whitebutts Road, Ruislip
£2,400
Ruislip, Hillingdon - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
And council tax. The property is located on white butts road in a popular family location...
Detached 4 Bedroom House To Rent In Norbury Court Road, Norbury
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Detached 4 Bedroom House To Rent In Norbury Court Road, Norbury
£2,400
London, Greater London - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
This property is being offered with bills included (except council tax) give us a call today to...
Terraced 2 Bedroom House To Rent In Bell Street, Whitchurch
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Terraced 2 Bedroom House To Rent In Bell Street, Whitchurch
£950
- To Rent - House - 2 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Double glazing throughout and off road parking. Council tax band c. Pets considered.Whitchurch...