Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has announced an increase to slots currently opened for members of the general public to tour the Vinares apartments developed in Hulhumale’ Phase II, in order to cater for the high demand.
The opportunity to tour Vinares Flats was opened in early June.
Whilst 500 people per day are allocated time slots for the tour – HDC said that all slots that are currently open, that is till August, have been fully booked. Therewith, at the request of many, the corporation had decided to increase the number of slots than what is available at the moment.
As per HDC’s announcement, those interested in touring the apartments will have fill a form to register themselves for slots.
The Vinares housing project was launched during former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s administration to address the housing shortage in Maldives.
1,344 apartments were built in ten towers under the project.
The apartment comes in two layouts.
MARINA VIEW, INNER VIEW AND OUTER VIEW
STANDARD VIEW APARTMENT
The apartments on the second floor were developed with terraces.
SECOND FLOOR TYPE 1 (MARINA OUTDOOR) APARTMENT
SECOND FLOOR TYPE 1 (INNER SECOND FLOOR) APARTMENT
SECOND FLOOR TYPE 2 (INNER SECOND FLOOR) APARTMENT
SECOND FLOOR TYPE 1 (STANDARD) APARTMENT
SECOND FLOOR TYPE 2 (STANDARD) APARTMENT
The ground and first floor of the towers are designated for commercial space. Spaces are allocated for offices, ATMs, cafes and restaurants, and retail stores.
HDC states that additional services will be provided based on demand.
The apartments come with tiled floors, AC systems in living rooms and bedrooms, fittings and fixtures in toilets, cupboard set and counters in kitchens, and space in balconies to put washing machines.
However, the apartments will not come furnished, said HDC.
Tenants have two payment options for the apartments.
Down payment of 15-19 percent of total payment, and monthly installments of the remaining payment over 20 years. HDC projects it will earn a profit of nine percent with the payment method.
Down payment of 20 percent or higher of total payment, and monthly installments of the remaining payment over 25 years. HDC projects it will earn a profit of nine percent with the payment method.
HDC states the down payment can be made in bulk or in installments until the project is complete in both methods.
Tenants will need to pay the monthly rent once the project is complete and the apartments are handed over.
HDC is also working on initiating additional projects in Hulhumale’ Phase II, including a yacht marina, tourism island, heritage island and botanical garden.