I am a private tenant
Protection from Eviction by a Private Landlord
The vast majority of private landlords are responsible and fair. In the event of you experiencing trouble with your private landlord or tenancy, the Council may be able to help.
Damp and mould
When the weather turns colder, damp and mould may form around the home. It's important to know what damp and mould look like and what to do if it arises.
Housing conditions and enforcement
If you are you a private tenant experiencing problems with your living conditions Basildon Council can use enforcement procedures to achieve statutory housing and environmental standards.
Disconnection of services: gas, electric and water
Your landlord must not cause any interruption to your gas, electric or water supply.
Reporting problems with disrepair
If you live in rented accommodation, have a problem with the property's state of repair and your landlord is refusing to carry out works, you can report this to us.
If you think you or your family are living in overcrowded conditions, we will try to advise you of the options available to you.