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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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Starts 20 Jun, until 23 Jun
Application Assessment Times
Due to increased numbers and complexity of application processing times are currently taking around 10-12 weeks to be assessed. 
This time scale is subject to having ALL documents uploaded to the application. Further delays will apply if you do not provide your documents.
Published: Monday 20 May 2024

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