One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A house owned by a local council and rented out to tenants.
- ‘I took a mortgage out not long ago to buy my council house.’
- ‘In fact, he was brought up in a council house in London.’
- ‘The couple moved into a terrace council house in the town and Hobson adopted her two children and they later had a daughter together.’
- ‘She is battling to stay in the council house which has been her home for 20 years.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘And we've got a council house whereas other drivers have mortgages or private rents.’
- ‘At the time he lived in a former council house in Woodlands Rise, Haworth.’
- ‘They want to rent a council house so that they have their own place.’
- ‘After his father's death, he and his mother moved to a council house in Mosspark.’
- ‘Their mother lives in a council house marooned among gentrifying neighbours.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The rent paid by council house tenants goes into the housing revenue account.’
- ‘Her council house was stripped, the walls scanned and the patio dug up.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘It's nothing like you'd expect a council house to be, though.’
- ‘Rather than lose the council house, tenants would be offered money to go and buy a house.’
- ‘I have a council house and a part-time job and not much money.’
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