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  • What is a council house and how does it work?

  • A council house is a residence owned by local authorities that provides housing to those who cannot afford to rent accommodation or get a mortgage and buy a property. The council house is allocated based on an applicant eligibility and need, and the rent is determined by the applicant ability to pay, known as ?differential rent ?

  • 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.

  • How is the Council House Rent calculated?

  • The council house is allocated based on an applicant eligibility and need, and the rent is determined by the applicant ability to pay, known as ?differential rent ? When getting a council house, if your income is low, the rent will be low; if your income increases, the rent will also rise.

  • How do I apply for a council home?

  • To apply for a council home you need to complete a Housing Application Form. Our online application is not currently available, please contact (01482) 393939 if you wish to apply. To apply you will need: National Insurance number (s) of all people moving into the new property