About the scheme

Welcome to On The Move, Southend-on-Sea City Council's Choice Based Lettings scheme.

On the Move aims to ensure that all people who qualify for entry onto the Home-seekers’ Register are able to exercise choice in deciding where they wish to live.

Available social homes in the city will be advertised through this website, and qualifying applicants can bid for the properties they would like to live in. Some properties will be owned by the Council, and others will be owned by a Housing Association, or Registered Provider. 

This guide summarises the criteria for joining On The Move, and, if eligible, how you can look for properties and express your interest by bidding for them.

 You can use this website to:

  • Apply for social housing
  • Search for available properties
  • View results of previous lettings

The following pages provide summaries on how we allocate social housing. Further detail can be found in our full policy.