Make a Payment Make a payment online. its a quick and easy way to pay your council house and garage rent. You can also pay service charges here. Benefit Changes 2016 Welfare reform results in changes to the benefits system. See how your benefits may be affected. Affordable Housing Options Reduce your housing costs by selecting from the many accommodation options in the borough. You can also choose to downsize, exchange or transfer your home. Apply for Social Housing 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. Repairs and Maintenance Housing repairs online, repair progress online, gas repairs and servicing, information on leaseholder repairs, estate inspections asbestos and more. Leaseholders and Shared Owners Information for leaseholders and shared owners who have bought their home under the Right to Buy scheme and others whose property lease is managed by Basildon Council. Private Landlords Incentive Scheme Private Landlord Property Solutions scheme and Landlord Forum, open to new and existing private landlords and lettings agents. Report Unlawful Housing Activity Whether it is housing fraud, squatters or empty properties you can report it here. 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. Right to Buy Secure tenants of Basildon Council can buy their council home through the right to buy scheme subject to certain conditions. Get Involved 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.