People also ask


  • How long does it take to rent a council house?

  • Renting a council house is slightly different from a private rental. You檒l often be given an introductory tenancy ?this lasts for 12 months and is basically like a trial tenancy. At the end of the 12 months you檒l either be considered a secure tenant or a flexible tenant.

  • Can you rent a council house through a housing association?

  • Housing associations rent their properties through the council and sometimes you can go directly to them. A council tends to offer a Secured Tenancy with a Right To Buy your council house. A Housing Association offer Assured Tenancy agreements and you will usually have a Right To Acquire your home at a discount.

  • What do I need to know about being a council tenant?

  • Being a council tenant is a little different from being a private tenant. Here what you need to know. What are my rights as a council tenant? Renting a council house is slightly different from a private rental. You檒l often be given an introductory tenancy ?this lasts for 12 months and is basically like a trial tenancy.

  • What are the rules for applying for a council house?

  • Each council has its own rules. You檒l usually have to join a waiting list and you檙e not guaranteed to get a property. Ask your council how long you檙e likely to have to wait. You can apply if you檙e 18 or over (some councils let you apply if you檙e 16 or over). You may be able to apply even if you do not live in the area.