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.

£964.64
Average price to rent in The UK
£0.19
Average price per sq.foot to rent in The UK
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Available Room In Coventry
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Available Room In Coventry
£475
Coventry, Coventry - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Table/tv stand and there’s a walk-in wardrobe.The house is decorated to a high... Non smoker and will treat my home with due respect. The house is fitted with...
Available Room In Charles Dickens Portsmouth
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Available Room In Charles Dickens Portsmouth
£500
Portsmouth, City Of Portsmouth - To Rent - 1 bathroom
£500pm bills included (water, gas, electricity, council tax, tv license, high... Depending on preference to you, house is a recent purchase so is in excellent condition...
Available Room In Forest Gate North London
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Available Room In Forest Gate North London
£606
London, Greater London - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Massive double room available to rent in a 5 bedroom house, kitchen, 2 bathroom and garden. Another 4 professionals living in the house.? Bills are included: internet...
Available Room In Ladywood, Central
 10
Available Room In Ladywood, Central
£370
- To Rent - 1 bathroom
Double rooms available in this friendly professional house share within 10 minutes of birmingham... House shares in the edgbaston area of birmingham. Fully furnished modern rooms in houses...
Available Room In Harborne, Central Birmingham
 10
Available Room In Harborne, Central Birmingham
£360
Birmingham, West Midlands - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Semi-detached professional house share with immediate access to the city centre... Wanted rooms within the same house share this is an ideal opportunity. Nicely refurbished...
Available Room In Fallowfield, Central Manchester
 5
Available Room In Fallowfield, Central Manchester
£460
Manchester, Greater Manchester - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Houses).This is the best fallowfield location, moments from the main strip of wilmslow... The house is spread over 3 floors with 2 clean and good size bathrooms!There is a large...
Available Room In Canary Wharf, East London
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Available Room In Canary Wharf, East London
£823
London, Greater London - To Rent - 1 bathroom
Water, electricity, gas, council tax. 4-bed house with 2 bathrooms, a lovely living room... Amazing luxury double room tastefully decorated in a wonderful house with...
Available Room In Birmingham
 5
Available Room In Birmingham
£405
Birmingham, West Midlands - To Rent - 1 bathroom
To the cafe's and bars - this is definitely the house for you -check us out- you will not be disappointed!*all bills included*gas, electricity, council tax...
Available Room In Stockwell, South London
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Available Room In Stockwell, South London
£767
London, Greater London - To Rent - 1 bathroom
19th october;the house: a large georgian house with plenty of natural light and space... Bills come to £60-80 a month (which includes wifi, council tax, electricity, water...
Available Room In Edgbaston, Central Birmingham
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Available Room In Edgbaston, Central Birmingham
£370
Birmingham, West Midlands - To Rent - 1 bathroom
This large semi-detached professional house share has a fantastic bunch of young... -freezersservices / rent includes* all utility bills, council tax, commun...