The first step in applying for an apartment at BG3 is through our website once pre-application process is open.
Once an application with all necessary details and documents are provided, an initial screening will be completed to determine eligibility, as per requirements. An applicant may be asked to send through household ID documents and Pay Slips.
Based on the requirements for regulated social housing, income for an application is calculated as gross household income and should be below R15 000 per month but above R1 500.
Applicants should not at the time of application own property.
Once pre-screen is complete and an apartment becomes available, a suitable applicant is found for the unit. The applicant will be notified that the formal application process will go ahead.
An application form is a personalised form to be completed by the applicant and must be handed back within a stipulated time period, along with all the necessary back up documentation used to determine if the applicant qualifies. All applications are subject to credit checks and affordability assessments.
The information / documentation required when completing an application form includes:
- Certified copy of your ID
- Certified copy of marriage certificate if married (divorce certificate or death certificate)
- Certified copy of birth certificate or identity document of occupants
- Proof of previous residence (in a rental capacity)
- Must be a SA citizen
- Original copy of current payslip and a certified copy (of all those working, as per occupants stated on the application form)
- Original last three months bank statements
If an application is approved for a preferred unit, the applicant is notified and will be called to discuss and collect a sample lease agreement. The lease contains all the relevant personal information of the potential tenant as well as the unit details, rental amount, deposit amount, and the legal obligations of both parties.
Once the applicant has read the leasing agreement, a viewing is arranged for the allocated unit. Should the potential be happy with the lease and the unit, the tenant be allocated, the application process will be finalised and the agreement will be completed.
Upon receiving final approval, the potential tenant will have to pay an initial deposit, which is stipulated in the lease as well as the first month’s rent prior to occupation. The potential tenant is then called in to sign a lease agreement.
Once the lease is signed by the potential tenant, the deposit is paid as well as the first month’s rent, the keys are handed over, and arrangements for the move in will be arranged.
During the signing process, all new tenants are taken through another tenant training session which includes what social housing is, their responsibilities as per the lease agreement, the house rules of the complex and Communicare’s responsibilities as the Landlord.