What do I need to qualify to rent?

To qualify to rent a social housing unit, you must meet all these criteria: To qualify to rent an affordable housing unit, you must meet all these criteria: To qualify to rent a goodfind unit, you must meet all these criteria: To qualify to rent a senior’s accommodation unit, you must meet all these criteria:
  • A tenant must earn between R1,850 and R22,000 per month
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Permanently employed or self-employed
  • Clean credit record/ not blacklisted
  • Must not own any property or be receiving any state subsidy with respect to property.
  • Clear criminal record

Bothasig Gardens and Drommedaris Pilot are classified as social housing complexes and are regulated by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA).

  • Minimum income set per property
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Permanently employed or self-employed
  • Clean credit record/ not blacklisted
  • Must not own any property or be receiving any state subsidy with respect to property.
  • Clear criminal record

These properties include unregulated social rentals and are available to tenants in the affordable and social rental market.

  • Minimum income set per property
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 65
  • You must meet the minimum household income specified for a particular apartment. The joint household income needs to be about three (3) times the monthly rent.
  • You must reside in the Western Cape.
  • You must be a South African citizen or have permanent residence.
  • Permanently employed or self-employed
  • Clean credit record/ not blacklisted
  • Must not own any property or be receiving any state subsidy with respect to property.
  • Clear criminal record
  • Applicants between age 50 and 65 years who are officially retired or who are still economically active and have no dependants may apply for seniors’ accommodation.
  • Some complexes also have additional criteria or allow for renting to seniors who receive the government’s Old Age Pension Grant from SASSA.
  • Senior applicants will be subjected to an interview with a Social Development Officer and subject to the findings of the officer, a decision will be taken as to whether or not the applicant qualifies for accommodation.
  • Seniors applicants must be able to care for themselves as our facilities are not old age homes and do not have any sick bays.

Please note that failure to meet any one of these criteria will result in the rejection of an application.

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