Properties offered as a direct let
The Council is committed to advertising as many vacant properties as possible through the Basildon Choice system, however it maybe necessary to make a direct offer of a property outside of the scheme, i.e. a property may be identified for a specific applicant and offered to them without being advertised through the bidding process.
Basildon Council wishes to remain transparent and fair in all its lettings, but there are occasions when properties need to be let outside of the usual procecdures
It is envisaged that the number of such moves will be a minority of the total available properties, however this will be dependent on the number of cases being identified, and may vary from year to year.
Properties not advertised
Where properties are let via a direct offer, these will not be advertised and the results will not be published in the same manner as other properties. This is due to the nature of some of the cases requiring such moves and the need for confidentiality in many of those cases. However, the numbers of properties let in this manner will be made available in the annual statistics.
Direct lets will be used in, but not limited to the following circumstances:-
Where a property becomes available that is sutiable for more than one applicant with a direct let status, the date applicants were awarded a direct let status will be used as a deciding factor in determining to whom the property will be allocated