Enrolling in the list of applicant buyers
For people who want to buy a housing unit from the BRDA, the first step to follow is to make a request for enrolment on the list of applicant buyers. In order to do this, it is necessary to fill out the ad hoc form
. This form can also be obtained from the "Marketing and Sales" department of the BRDA by dialling 02/422 50 50.
Applicant buyers are classified in two categories:
1. Applicants who are occupant buyers: these are the applicants who want to occupy their future housing unit themselves and who fulfil a certain number of conditions.
2. Applicants who are investor buyers: these are applicants who will buy a housing unit to put it up for rent; they do not have to fulfil any access condition, but they must rent the future housing unit under certain conditions and to tenants who also fulfil these conditions.
Occupant buyer applicants have priority during the sale of the housing units. For the first six months, investor buyer applicants are excluded from the sales process.
As soon as the department of the BRDA has processed the request for enrolment, the applicant is enrolled on the list of applicant buyers; his/her enrolment will be confirmed within 15 working days by post or by email.
The BRDA updates the list of applicant buyers in January each year. Applicants who do not respond to this request for an update within a period of three months are deleted from the list.
Applicants who do not notify us of their change of postal or email address may also be deleted from the list.
Applicants who are deleted and wish to be enrolled in the list again must enter a new request for enrolment. Their enrolment will be ranked in chronological order as of receipt of the new request.
Confirmation of interest in the purchase of a housing unit in a BRDA project
Each time that a project of housing units is released for sale, the "Marketing" department of the BRDA notifies the applicant enrolled by post or by email. The initial commercial information (location of the property, types of housing units, price, execution date, plans, etc.) is issued at that time.
The applicants interested in the project absolutely must confirm their interest within the period of time specified, either by post by means of a confirmation of interest form to be sent back to the BRDA or by Internet using an electronic form available on the BRDA website.
Selection of applicants and invitation to a sales day
Applicants who have confirmed their interest in the purchase of a housing unit in a project are invited to the BRDA to find out more about the properties to be sold, the prices, the plans, etc., of the project concerned.
It is the date of enrolment in the list (Point No. 1) that determines the order in which applicant buyers are invited.
The BRDA assigns a time for an appointment with each applicant invited to the sales day, in the order of their date of enrolment in the list, following the chronological order of the entries in the list. Applicants who cannot attend may send a representative on condition that they inform the BRDA of this in advance.
Applicants who do not attend the sales day of a project lose their priority for a purchase of a housing unit in this project.
During the sales day, the applicants have the option of:
1. Signing an undertaking to buy (purchase option) for a single housing unit that they hope to buy, if it is free when it is their turn;
2. Putting themselves on the waiting list for one or more housing units that have already found a potential buyer.
The applicants who do not find an appropriate housing unit during a sales day wait for the next projects; this has no effect as to their date of enrolment in the list, which is preserved.
A practical example illustrates this process.
Most of the time, housing sold by the BRDA is in the course of construction: this is called a sale on plan.