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Student & Young Professional

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How Do I Apply?

Applying for a space with us is simple. Find the development you’re interested in and click “Apply Now” on any open units and start flying through the process. If you struggle to figure it out, maybe consider taking a gap year.

If a specific building or space is unavailable, you can join our 2024/25 Waiting List here and we’ll reach out to you if anything changes.

We usually see some movement in Dec/Jan of each year when matric results are released so please don’t stress!

What Documentation Will I Need To Apply?

We need to make sure you exist and aren’t wanted by The Hawks, so you’ll need the following boring docs: Proof of Identity, Proof of Residence, Proof of Funds & Proof of Studies/Job. Requirements will differ depending on whether you’re a Saffa resident, Foreign Resident or a Financial Aid student.

Who Can Live At A Proper Living Property?

Any student or young professional with a sense of humour or who at least says hey to others in the lift.

How Do I View A Room?

Take a room tour right here on this website. If you wanna get a feel for the place, you can book an appointment on our website too. This option will only be available from August - December each year. We’re not in the business of disrupting our residents.

How Do I Know If My Application Has Been Received?

We've got our eyes on all the application forms that come our way. But here's the deal: due to the crazy demand and our limited capacity to reply individually, we won't be able to send personal love letters to each application. If you don't hear back from us within 48 hours, consider it a bummer. Your application for that particular unit just didn't make the cut this time. Keep your fingers crossed for the next application.

How Do I Know Exactly Which Room I’ve Been Allocated?

One of the reasons people love Proper Living is that you can choose the exact room you want, like booking seats on a plane. If for some reason we can’t give you the room you’ve applied for, we’ll give you a call and hook you up with a similar option. Please note that it helps to pay your deposit on our site before calling it yours.

What Fees Are Payable With My Application?

Upon approval of your application, a combined payment of R16,800 is due, comprising an application & admin fee of R2,800 and a refundable deposit of R14,000. The deposit will be fully refunded at the end of your lease, provided there are no damages or missing items from your apartment.

What year am I applying for?

You are applying for 2024. Our leases all run for 12 months from 15 January 2024 until 10 January 2025. Non-negotiable.

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