Housing Online Services Pay House or garage rent, see your rent account online, order a replacement rent card, submit a housing repair request, see your repair progress online. Council Tenant Services Rent and service charges, repairs and maintenance, housing transfers and exchanges, swap your home, home contents insurance for tenants, tenant handbook, conditions of tenancy. Social Housing Applications And Allocations The Homeseekers Register; apply online for social housing. Basildon Choice; a new choice based housing allocations scheme from October 2014. Basildon Council's Housing Allocations Policy. Changes to new tenancies The new Tenancy Policy and the new Tenancy Strategy each incorporate changes to the way people will be awarded tenancies within the Basildon Borough. Sheltered and Supported Housing Basildon Council provides specialist housing for older tenants in 45 Sheltered Housing schemes, of which 3 are leaseholder schemes. Homeless Prevention Basildon Council will do all it can to prevent you from being homeless. If you are homeless or about to become homeless you can apply for help. Your Housing Options There are far more people in the borough who would like social housing than there are properties available, but social housing is not the only option available to you. Resident Involvement It is vitally important to Basildon Council that we provide a top notch housing service and that means putting residents at the heart of what we do. Housing Advice Housing advice leaflets and advice on a range of housing related problems, including rent payment difficulties, mortgage difficulties, money advice, welfare reform and a range of tenancy issues. Private Landlords Advice and Opportunities Private Landlord Property Solutions scheme and Landlord Forum, open to new and existing private landlords and lettings agents. Leaseholders and Shared Owners Information for property leaseholders and shared owners who have bought their home from Basildon Council under the Right to Buy scheme and others whose property lease is managed by Basildon Council. Low cost home ownership Help to Buy - A Government created low cost home ownership scheme to help you take your first steps into home ownership.