Anyone who has been accepted onto Castle Point Borough Council's Housing Register is able to use the service. To apply to join the Housing Register you must be over 16 years of age.
You will need to complete an application form, which can be obtained by contacting our Customer Support Team. The application form enables you to apply for a Council or Housing Association rented home. For details on how to contact us and our opening hours click How to Contact Us
If you do not fill in the application form properly it will be returned to you. The date it is later accepted will be the date the fully completed form is received.
Before you are offered a property you will be asked to provide further documents to support your application. We will tell you what documents to provide and when to provide them. All documents provided must be originals, up to date and valid. For a full list of acceptable documents contact the Customer Support Team.
If you do not provide us with the documents required your application may be accepted onto the housing register but will not be awarded any priority. Once the documents are received your application will be assessed and placed in the appropriate band from the date the documents were received. Click Prioritising Applications for more details on our banding scheme.
You cannot use this service if you have not completed an application form and been accepted onto the housing register.
There are also some people who will not by law be eligible to join the housing register. These are:
For more detailed information contact our Housing Customer Support Team.