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Home Choice Team unavailable until 1.30pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024

Applications are currently taking 10-12 weeks to be assessed.

Please remember to provide ALL supporting documents wihtin 14 days of submitting your application, or this wait time will be delayed further.

A list of the documents needed can be found on our FAQ page

Please do not chase the team until you have provided all documents and at least 10 weeks have passed.

Email updates on time scales will not be provided via email. 

Welcome to Castle Point HomeChoice.

Castle Point Borough Council's choice-based lettings system for allocating Social Housing within the borough.

We welcome new applications from residents who meet our eligibility criteria and existing Castle Point Council tenants who need to transfer within the borough.

The Castle Point borough is approximately 45.08 km2 with a population of 88,900 people and is nestled between the larger districts of Southend and Basildon. On average 82% of households in Castle Point own their own property, 12% privately rent and just 5% are social tenants.  Castle Point borough is the second smallest stockholding council in the country, having just over 1500 properties, including 8 Sheltered Housing schemes.

Properties are advertised on a weekly basis from Thursday to Sunday, and shortlisting is typically completed on a Monday or Tuesday the following week. Please remember, as a small council, there may be weeks where we have no properties available and it is extremely important to ensure that you keep us up to date of your situation and contact information.

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Home Choice Team unavailable until 1.30pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024
The Castle Point Home Choice team will be out of the office on the morning of Wednesday 26th June 2024 This means there will be no telephone, email or face to face services at this time.
All services will resume at 1.30pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.
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Published: Monday 24 June 2024

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