Housing news

  • Landlord faces £90k bill and has property shut down

    Basement Kitchen full of items

    Published on Tuesday, 11th September 2018

    The landlord of a notorious house of multiple occupation (HMO) in Southend, who subjected his tenants to insanitary and unsafe living conditions, will no longer be able to rent out his property.

  • Further central funding secured to tackle rough sleeping

    Homeless Picture

    Published on Wednesday, 5th September 2018

    We have successfully bid for £513,000 of Government funding to tackle rough sleeping in Southend, just four months after successfully bidding for £425,000 funding for the same issue.

  • Council thanks community and staff for rest centre effort

    SBC Logo

    Published on Monday, 5th March 2018

    Southend-on-Sea’s housing councillor has praised council staff, partners, community groups, and local people for working together to open a rest centre for vulnerable people during the bad weather.

  • Council urges agents and landlords to join SEAL


    Published on Friday, 24th February 2017

    Southend-on-Sea’s leading housing councillor has welcomed Government plans to ban letting agent fees, and is also encouraging local letting agents and landlords to join SEAL.

  • Unauthorised campers removed from Cliff Gardens

    image for communities, neighbourhoods and the environment

    Published on Wednesday, 30th December 2015

    Court bailiffs have today acted to remove the last remaining people camping in Cliff Gardens.

  • Radical house building plans to be discussed

    House in hands

    Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

    The opportunity to build council homes in Southend for the first time since 1989 will be discussed by the council's cabinet next week (Tuesday 1st July 2014).