Thurrock Council will continually review and assess conditions within its housing stock to help determine which properties are unfit for occupancy or fail to meet the Decent Homes standard.
Where the demolition of nearby property may pose a risk to tenants in council property, Thurrock Council may offer the tenant alternative housing on a temporary basis.
Where the demolition of nearby property causes disturbance to tenants in Thurrock Council properties, the council may pay a disturbance allowance in compensation for the disruption while the demolition work is taking place. This would generally only be where scaffolding was blocking out light to living areas or where the work involved excessive dust and noise.
The tenant is responsible for arranging for meter reading and disconnection of supplies of gas/electricity and for handing in the keys of the vacated property. Thurrock Council will liaise closely with the tenants throughout this process and provide advice and support relevant to the circumstances.