Welcome to On The Move, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Choice Based Lettings scheme for allocating council and partner housing association properties for rent in the Borough.
On The Move allows you to bid for properties that you would like to live in, by advertising available social housing in the borough.
You may only bid for a property if your application has been accepted onto our Homeseekers' Register. If you are not currently on our Homeseekers' Register, please click on the 'Housing Options Wizard' at the top of this page tab to find out what alternative options you may be able to consider, and once you have completed this, you may complete the application form.
Important Information - Please Note
If you bid for a property, you are confirming that your circumstances are the same as when we gave you your Band of priority. If any of your circumstances have changed you may not be eligible for an offer. If you accept an offer with different circumstances to those you have told us, you may risk losing your tenancy.
When you are looking at property adverts it is important to read the Further Information and "Show all details" section as this will state criteria which may make you ineligible for this property e.g. age / household size. Also, some Housing Associations who advertise through the scheme have differing criteria for who is eligible to move into their properties. If you have any questions about this information please contact us to discuss.
Our website is packed with useful information to help you find you a suitable home. You can use this website to:
If you live in a council or housing association property you can use Homeswapper to swap houses or flats with another social tenant. This is also called a mutual exchange.
Let us know what you think about On The Move. To complete a brief survey click here
To view and download a printable Newsletter of properties being advertised for the current cycle please click Forms and Information.
If you would like help to use On The Move, please contact the Housing Needs Team, by clicking on How to Contact Us for contact details and opening hours.
Some information on this site is in PDF format (Portable Document Format) To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.