Finding somewhere to live

Before you apply for council housing

For most households the chances of being offered a property by us are extremely low, and you should think about other housing options.

If you want to move into one of our properties you must first apply to join our housing waiting list.

You must have a local connection to Thurrock, which means either:

  • you have lived in Thurrock for the past 5 years
  • you have worked in Thurrock for the past 5 years
  • you have close family members who have lived in Thurrock for the past 5 years

Your total income (after tax), assets and savings must be less than the maximum amount set for your household:

Property size needed, according to household make-up and bedroom standard Maximum net annual income and assets
Studio or 1 bedroom, single person £23,000
1 bedroom, couple £25,000
2 bedrooms, single or couple with children £35,000
3 bedrooms, single or couple with children £41,000
4 bedrooms, single or couple with children £59,500
Sheltered housing £179,000
Extra care housing £229,000

You may not be able to join the housing waiting list if you or anyone in your household has been guilty of:

  • anti-social behaviour
  • subletting a property
  • another criminal act

You must be a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth or the European Economic Area, unless you have been granted refugee status or granted leave to enter or remain in the UK.

We consider each case individually.