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.

£880.77
Average price to rent in The UK
£0.18
Average price per sq.foot to rent in The UK
Cities with council houses for rent
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Fernthorpe Road, Sw16
 10
Fernthorpe Road, Sw16
£1,900
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
A very well presented four double bedroom two bathroom house with private garden... The lowest council tax rates in the country...
Cambridge Heath Road, E1
 3
Cambridge Heath Road, E1
£1,950
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
House is set in tower hamlets of london.The apartment features a full fitted kitchen... Walks.Bills included (excluding council tax).Call ipg to arrange a viewingimages for...
Sylvester Road, N2
 13
Sylvester Road, N2
£1,400£1,475
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 2 bedrooms - 1 bathroom
Free outside the house and use east finchley tube station for commute. It is offered furnished or unfurnished. Council tax band c. Landlord is open to longer term tenancies...
Meadowbank, Nw3
 2
Meadowbank, Nw3
£3,878£4,000
London, Greater London - To Rent - Apartment - 4 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms
Mid terrace house - quiet cul-de-sac location - large paved garden - wooden floors throughout... Storage - immaculately presented - council tax: camden band gyou may download, store...
Lovely Double Room E12 6dd
 3
Lovely Double Room E12 6dd
£440
London, Greater London - To Rent
No bills (landlord pays for the electric, gas, water and council tax). Complimentary super fast fibre optic broadband. This house is in a great location, lovely modern...
Amazing Double Bedroom In Ealing
 7
Amazing Double Bedroom In Ealing
£622
London, Greater London - To Rent
Hi, i am looking for someone to move in instead of me to my double room in a house... Council tax, tv license, internet (virgin), all...
1 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent In Chichele Road, Nw2, London
 1
1 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent In Chichele Road, Nw2, London
£705
NW2, London - To Rent - Townhouse - 1 bedroom - 5 bathrooms
(council tax, water, electricity).Cleaning of the house is included in the rent once... Nice and clean double room in an international shared house for only £705pcm...
1 Bedroom Terraced House To Rent In First Avenue, Manor Park E12, London
 1
1 Bedroom Terraced House To Rent In First Avenue, Manor Park E12, London
£400
E12, London - To Rent - Terraced house - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
We are proud to present this fantastic single room in an excellent house share in manor park. The house is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen.The...
Studio Flat To Rent In Chancellor House, Green Bank, Wapping E1w, London
 1
Studio Flat To Rent In Chancellor House, Green Bank, Wapping E1w, London
£845
E1W, London - To Rent - Studio
And 1 common bathroom.* all bills inclusive - council tax, water, electricity...
1 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent In Evering Road, N16, London
 1
1 Bedroom Townhouse To Rent In Evering Road, N16, London
£650
N16, London - To Rent - Townhouse - 1 bedroom - 1 bathroom
• built in wardrobeeverything is included!-gas ✔️-water ✔️-council tax ✔️-electricity...