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Council and housing association homes

Property types

House

A home on two floors with its own front door. It may be part of a terrace, semi-detached or detached. Most have one downstairs living room and two or three bedrooms; some have four. Some have a private garden, others have a yard or paved private area.

Some houses have two living rooms downstairs, so one may be used as an extra bedroom - making a two-bed house suitable for a household that needs three bedrooms; and a three-bed house suitable for a household that needs four. These properties are commonly known as parlour houses.

Bungalow

A ground floor home, on one level, with its own front door. There's usually one living room and one or two bedrooms. It may have its own garden or one shared with neighbouring homes.

Some of these homes are 'sheltered' or retirement housing for older people. Check the details of each advertised home.

Multi-storey flat

A flat with one floor in a tall block - usually between 6 and 15 storeys high. There is a communal entrance on the ground floor, with shared staircases and landings, a lift, and individual front doors to each flat.

Homes in multi-storey blocks usually have one or two bedrooms.

Flat in a low block

Some homes have a communal entrance, then their own front door - others have individual front doors only. Most have one or two bedrooms. Blocks are usually between two and four storeys - or it could be individual flat above a shop or maisonette. Some are in 'sheltered' or retirement housing for older people.

House style flats

House-style flats have one floor in a building of two storeys. The ground floor flat usually has private use of any garden or yard. It looks like a standard house from the outside. These properties are commonly known as cottage flats.

Maisonette

Usually a block of two homes, each with two floors. Some have a communal entrance, then their own front door - others have individual front doors only. Most have two or three bedrooms.

Some maisonettes are above shops, or in a block with a one-storey flat. The ground floor maisonette usually has sole use of any garden or yard.

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