Private Sector Housing provides homes for 89% of the Borough's residents.
The Private Sector Housing Service covers all the housing that makes up most of the housing stock in Thurrock, but is not owned by the Council:
If you own your home - the service provides a range of interest-free loans to help towards the cost of repairs and improving energy efficiency within your property. Conditions and criteria apply.
If you rent your home - the landlord is normally responsible for repairs. The Private Sector Housing Service, however, will advise on the next steps to take if the repairs are not carried out, and if necessary, it will use its statutory powers to instruct your Landlord to make good any repairs, or missing amenities.
The Council's Private Housing Service can insist on all legal minimum standards in all rented accommodation, e.g. good state of repair, suitable bathrooms and kitchens, etc.
Fire Safety Grants and Empty Property Grants can also help to provide financial help for new or existing landlords that wish to improve their properties. Conditions and criteria apply.
If the Private House Service receives information about any rented accommodation in poor condition, we will instigate an investigation - this does not always mean we will/can take action.
The Private House Service, is committed to reducing the number of empty properties in the Borough.
Empty property grants are available to refurbish a single dwelling or to convert a large property (including commercial) into one of more dwellings. Conditions and criteria apply.