Advantages and Disadvantages of Council Housing ?

I am almost 22 years old, Im still living with my parents and I am thinking about applying for council housing.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of going on council housing? 


I have also got a learning disability.

4 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    you are seen as a deadbeat....only deadbeats would live off tax payers rather than being responsible for themselves.  responsible people get roommates, work to better themselves to get better jobs, hold off on having kids until they are in a stable relationship and both partners are established in their careers.

    'learning disability' in the UK means intellectual disability.  but if you are able enough to live independent, you can get roommates and split costs with your work income.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The reality is you already have a home to live in and unless your parents are prepared to legally evict you it is unlikely you will even get on the list and even if your parents did and you managed to get on the list, it could be years before you are offered anything and even then it could be a room in an HMO

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sorry Charlotte you have no chance. Unless you are a single parent or disabled you won't get on.the list.

  • 2 months ago

    If you're not homeless or high priority, you can expect to be on the list for council housing for at least a decade; there's a chronic shortage. 

    So the advantages? In 10+ years, you might get far up the list enough to get allocated a flat. 

    The disadvantages? If you want to move out in the meantime, you'll need to do so under private rentals.

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