Finding somewhere to live

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – finding somewhere to live

While our offices are closed, if you need housing advice on homelessness, getting temporary accommodation, our housing register or renting in social housing, you can email housingoptions@thurrock.gov.uk or phone 01375 652 820.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – housing register

New lettings are currently only being made by direct offers to risk-assessed homeless households and applicants whose safety is at risk where they live – for example, due to abuse. We will contact tenants who were due to move out between 11 May and 31 May, offering the choice to extend their notice period and move later, or withdraw their 'notice to quit' completely.

We are reviewing government guidance and, if possible, will allow all applicants to make housing bids and arrange mutual exchanges from early June. We may extend the current arrangement, however, if necessary to follow government rules on staying alert and safe ('social distancing').

Changes to your circumstances

You must tell us straight away if your personal circumstances change.

Use the form below to tell us of any changes.

Housing Register change of circumstances

We will update your council housing services account with the information you provide. This may take up to 10 working days.

Your information must be kept up-to-date to make sure you still qualify for the housing lists.

We must also make sure you are registered for the right number of bedrooms and property type.