Definition of council house in English:

council house

noun

British
  • A house owned by a local council and rented out to tenants.

    • ‘They want to rent a council house so that they have their own place.’
    • ‘Their mother lives in a council house marooned among gentrifying neighbours.’
    • ‘The rent paid by council house tenants goes into the housing revenue account.’
    • ‘It's nothing like you'd expect a council house to be, though.’
    • ‘And we've got a council house whereas other drivers have mortgages or private rents.’
    • ‘In fact, he was brought up in a council house in London.’
    • ‘He says the experience has split up his family because there is no room in his new council house to accommodate his son's wish to move back to home.’
    • ‘After his father's death, he and his mother moved to a council house in Mosspark.’
    • ‘I took a mortgage out not long ago to buy my council house.’
    • ‘Her council house was stripped, the walls scanned and the patio dug up.’
    • ‘Rather than lose the council house, tenants would be offered money to go and buy a house.’
    • ‘Tenants who get behind with their council house rent will be shunted to the back of the queue for housing improvements under a new scheme.’
    • ‘The couple moved into a terrace council house in the town and Hobson adopted her two children and they later had a daughter together.’
    • ‘They have written to the Clifton council house tenant and told her that taking her vehicle across the verge into her garden was against the law.’
    • ‘It used to be the case that people either got a council house, rented from a private landlord or got a mortgage to buy their home.’
    • ‘The jury heard that the couple had applied to buy their council house in Bowes Avenue and had a joint bank account that received regular payments.’
    • ‘She is battling to stay in the council house which has been her home for 20 years.’
    • ‘At the time he lived in a former council house in Woodlands Rise, Haworth.’
    • ‘They saw a man come out of the garden of an unoccupied council house and walk towards his red hatchback car, which had the engine running.’
    • ‘I have a council house and a part-time job and not much money.’

Pronunciation

council house