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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