About Living In A JHC Unit: Your Questions Answered

About Living In A JHC Unit: Your Questions Answered

We know looking for a new flat can be a stressful process, especially if you want to move to the city so you can be closer to work or businesses you will need. Convenient shopping is also another nice-to-have so that you don’t have to travel far to buy your essentials. While you may feel like nobody understands your stress, rental agencies and property managers throwing jargon, contracts and admin your way makes you even more anxious and undecided. Well, worry not; in this article, we will look at some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand what comes with living in a Johannesburg Housing Company flat. Read on and stress not. 

Qualifying For A Flat

To qualify for a flat with the JHC, you will need to have the following:

  • Certified copy of original ID document or valid passport and permit
  • Original or certified copy of latest payslip
  • Original or certified copy of 3 months’ recent bank statements if you are employed
  • Original or certified copy of 6 months’ recent bank statements if you are self-employed
  • Certified copy of company or close corporation registration forms if applicable

If you have this in your possession, you will need to get a JHC application form, fill it out and return it with the above-mentioned documents to the head office. Remember, it is advised that you should look to rent a place that costs no more than 30% of your monthly income, and JHC has affordable housing in Johannesburg to ensure you do not hurt your budget. 

Also note that electricity, water and refuse are billed differently, so when applying, take that into consideration. 

Living And Loving JHC

Once you are qualified and have picked your favourite flat, here are some of the things you should know about living in a JHC building. 

1. Maintenance reporting is easy

Simply head to the security at your building and fill out a Maintenance Register which will take up to seven days for the process, diagnosis and fixing. However, emergency repairs are attended to immediately. 

2. Visitors

You are allowed to have visitors and sleepovers at our flats, and they are your responsibility. You will have to ensure they do not damage nor vandalise any JHC property as this may reflect poorly on your record and result in a fine for you. 

3. Cars And Parking

Ensure you highlight that you will need parking space in your application, and our buildings have visitors’ parking for when you have your loved ones over. 

4. What About Termination Of The Lease?

The process is as easy as the application process. You will have to inform the Johannesburg Housing Company 30 (thirty) days prior to your move that you intend on terminating your contract so that you are eligible for your deposit. 

5. Making Your Flat A Home

You may decorate your JHC flat to suit your style; however, we regrettably do not allow any alterations, changing of locks, or removal or addition of any built-in furniture. 

Another thing to note about our flats is that there are a lot of shared spaces such as laundry rooms, washing lines, parks and more, so be aware as you use the spaces that other people may need to use it too, and while we do our best to keep these areas clean and tidy, we need your help too. 

In Closing, Come And Love Your Home

We cannot find any reason for you to not invest in living in one of our flats. The JHC offers affordable housing in major suburbs in Johannesburg, making it a popular favourite among tenants. Take a look at Elangeni flats if you want the more city-like yet quiet side of things. There are some flats to rent in Kempton park if you are looking for something a little closer to the famous OR Tambo International Airport, and if you want to be on the north side of things, try our flats to rent in Cosmo City. There are also a lot of options right in the city centre so contact us today and let us get you settled in happily. A home with the Johannesburg Housing Company is a step in the right direction.