What is Council Housing in the UK?

Council housing UK was founded in 1978 by the Home Office and now has nearly half a million homes in its portfolio, the vast majority of which are in London. These homes are owned by the councils themselves and are owned and managed in their own right, with no interference from central government.


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By owning the homes themselves, the councils can raise the prices of these homes as need be, so that people can afford to live in them and the housing department of these councils are able to raise the rents in order to keep the costs down. This makes it harder to afford to buy a house in the first place.

However, there are also benefits to owning your own home that go beyond just that - the social aspect of having your own home is something that few people get to enjoy any more than they do, so you'll find that people who live in these homes are much happier than those who don't.


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If you're thinking about buying a home in the future, then you could save a lot of money by purchasing your new home through a council house, as the property will sit on a housing waiting list.


How to get a Council House quicker?


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This is the best way to find properties that will be cheaper than they would be otherwise and you should also look in newspapers as well as on the internet for anything that may be of interest to you. Keep checking them until you find something that you are interested in.


Also, don't forget to keep up with the property market and make sure that when you are looking for properties that you are not getting too far ahead of yourself. You want to make sure that you are not overpaying so that you can find a good property at a good price.


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Don't try to negotiate with the seller until you have found a suitable home for yourself and you should also remember to check out any other homes in the area as well.

Don't just settle for one property to live in at the time - you may find that this is the one you want even if it is a little bit higher than the amount you will be paying for it.


This is because you will then have a better idea of what you will be paying for it in the long run and you can then compare it to other properties in the same area. It's not a good idea to buy a property and then not even try to sell it at all later because you could end up with nothing at all.

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