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.

£1,125.28
Average price to rent in The UK
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Guest House 17m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 17m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,528
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 17 sq.foot - 1 bedroom
Guests who drive. This 5-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space... From the guest house. At the guest house, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen...
Guest House 17m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 17m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,528
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 17 sq.foot - 1 bedroom
Guests who drive. This 5-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space... From the guest house. At the guest house, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen...
Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
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Guest House 20m² 1 Bedroom Wolverhampton
£1,662
Wolverhampton, West Midlands - To Rent - House - 20 sq.foot - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
Guests who drive. This 5-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage space... From the guest house. At the guest house, rooms are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen...
1 Bedroom House To Rent In Allitsen Road, London Nw8
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1 Bedroom House To Rent In Allitsen Road, London Nw8
£1,625
London, Greater London - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
Situated in the london borough of westminster which boasts the cheapest council tax...
Studio Flat To Rent In Belsize Square, Belsize Park, London Nw3
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Studio Flat To Rent In Belsize Square, Belsize Park, London Nw3
£950
London, Greater London - To Rent - House
Situated within a stucco fronted period house is this well presented studio... Rent includes all utilities other than council tax...
Room To Rent In Wandon Road, Fulham
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Room To Rent In Wandon Road, Fulham
£750
London, Greater London - To Rent - House
Council tax and internet young professionals to share the flat with about the room...
4 Bedroom House To Rent In Black Boy Lane, London N15
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4 Bedroom House To Rent In Black Boy Lane, London N15
£2,000
London, Greater London - To Rent - House - 4 bedrooms
Zero deposit option available £2250 inc council tax. *kings group proudly present* *four bedroom house* private garden awaiting photographs, however will...
Studio Flat To Rent In Belsize Park, London Nw3
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Studio Flat To Rent In Belsize Park, London Nw3
£850
London, Greater London - To Rent - House
Offered furnished. Rent includes all utilities (not council tax)...
Studio Flat To Rent In St. Mark Street, London E1
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Studio Flat To Rent In St. Mark Street, London E1
£1,250
London, Greater London - To Rent - House
A fantastic studio apartment in e1, whitechapel. Inclusive of all bills, gas, electricity, water and council tax. The property further benefits an open-plan kitchen...
1 Bedroom House To Rent In Hounslow, Tw5
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1 Bedroom House To Rent In Hounslow, Tw5
£700
Hounslow, Hounslow - To Rent - House - 1 bedroom
Road.Gas, electric, council tax and wi-fi included.A cleaner cleans the communal...