Frequently Asked Questions
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- Who is eligible to apply for a residential rental unit?
- How do I apply for a residence?
- How long is the waiting list?
- How much is the rent per unit?
- What costs are the tenants responsible for?
- What is Bermuda Housing Trust responsible for?
- Can I have a car or bike?
- Can I have pets?
- Is there a code of conduct?
Who is eligible to apply for a residential rental unit?
Seniors must be Bermudian and over the age of 65 years. You may not apply before the age of 65 years. Seniors must also be able to live independently (unassisted) and provide proof of mental and physical fitness by submitting our Medical Certificate, provided at the time of application, to be be completed and signed by a Physician.
Applicants may not be owners or part owners of any land, building or life tenancy and should not be in possession of savings that are deemed to be in excess of the qualifying amount. Financial eligibility for a residence is based upon need. Those in the most need as a result of poverty, suffering or misfortune, are considered for a residence.
How do I apply for a residence?
All applicants must complete our Rental Application Form. The applicant must attend our offices in person to collect the Application Form. Once reviewed and approved for eligibility, the applicant is placed on our waiting list.
How long is the waiting list?
Generally there is a waiting list. Applicants select their first and second choices from our 5 residential communities and placement is determined by a point system based upon the applicants choice of properties and need or those with the least resources.
How much is the rent per unit?
Rents vary. Please call the office for current rents at the different properties. The trustees are proud of their current policy which is not to raise rents on sitting tenants.
What costs are the tenants responsible for?
Tenants are responsible for their Electricity, Cable, Internet and Telephone charges per month. Only Electricity is a required utility, the others are optional. Cable, Internet etc are optional and must be approved for installation by written permission from the Bermuda Housing Trust.
What is Bermuda Housing Trust responsible for?
The Bermuda Housing Trust provides Water, Landscaping and Maintenance of all buildings.
Can I have a car or bike?
Yes, each residential unit has its own Assessment Number. The Assessment Number can only be used by the tenant for their own car and with written permission of the Bermuda Housing Trust.
Can I have pets?
No pets are allowed.
Is there a code of conduct?
It is a privilege, not a right to be a tenant of the Bermuda Housing Trust and as such, tenants are expected to abide by our ‘Residential Tenants’ Code of Conduct’ policy. Please review our Code of Conduct policy.