rethinking.space is part of the Legacy Property Group and was created to bring quality, affordable housing to the market… and we do things differently.
Our apartments are built with a focus on affordability and sustainability with targeted Homestar ratings and unique innovations that ensure a healthier, more sustainable home, we aren’t afraid to ‘rethink’ the status-quo. Each apartment building is provided with a fleet of electric vehicles for use by residents and we build in areas that are transport centred, allowing residents to reduce their reliance on car ownership and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
With space:1 already underway, and space:2 & space:3 gearing up, keep a keen eye out for what we do next!
Being new builds, you’ll only require a 10% deposit to purchase any of our apartments and we have a dedicated in-house sales team available to support you throughout the process. Once you’ve identified your ideal apartment, you begin with signing a Sales & Purchase Agreement which secures the apartment for an initial 10-day due diligence period. If you haven’t already, we would recommend you assemble your sidekicks – lawyer, mortgage broker/bank/finance advisor, partner, anyone else who might want to weigh in on the decision!
Now that you know you love everything on offer, the agreement becomes unconditional, and after a further 10 days the minimum 10% deposit is due. This is held in our solicitors’ secure trust account and you’ll receive the benefit of any interest accrued – and with each apartment at a fixed price, you can rest assured that there will be no increase in price during the build. From here, no more payments are required until settlement – Now to set a date for the housewarming!
The apartments are ‘freehold unit titles’, so a body corporate is necessary to manage the building maintenance and common areas, leaving you free to enjoy a quality of life that not all properties provide! The body corporate fees are an annual expense, are proportionate to the size of the apartment, and comparable to the cost of insurance and maintenance of an individual property.
Any apartment owner can become a member of the body corporate, allowing you to actively participate in decision making. To ensure everyone can delight in their lovely home, there is a body corporate manager from Property 101 who will have a regular presence on site to ensure the building and electric vehicles are well looked after.
The electric vehicles (EV’s) are for the use of apartment owners only and can be booked and paid for via the mobile app. They’re ideal for shopping trips or visiting friends and family across town, and are very affordable. The vehicles will be current model EV’s and will be maintained and cleaned onsite.
Pets are allowed at the discretion of the Body Corporate which is made up of owners and the external Body Corp. management company – Property 101. Please refer to the Body Corporate rules for more info.
Homestar is a sustainability rating developed by the Green Building Council. It considers insulation, ventilation, water saving qualities etc, along with building practices and materials, to determine the sustainable qualities of the building. If a home were built to only the current building codes, they would achieve a level 3 – 4 rating. The Homestar Ratings are only awarded between a 6 – 10, so you can be sure you’ll be living in a warmer, dryer, more economical home.
rethinking.space belongs to the Legacy Property Group, along with our sister company Solution Street. The end to end construction process is managed by our team members so we can ensure that our ethos and methodologies are applied right through the wider teams. We have built relationships with architects, engineers and suppliers to ensure that each development is produced efficiently, with quality and sustainability at the forefront.
When identifying new locations for our apartment developments, proximity and ease of access to public transport is always a top priority. We ensure that a train station and bus routes are within walking distance and when each apartment comes with an electric scooter, you can get where you need to go with ease.
With a focus on affordability, many of our purchasers have been first home buyers, downsizers and small families. We like to help foster community within each building, so we connect the owners through means like Facebook groups, which allows them to get to know each other, while keeping tabs on the building progress. By the time our clients move in, they generally already know their neighbours!
Each apartment building is only accessible via electronic swipe or proxy card system and will only grant access to a specific floor. Deliveries can be made into the plant room, where each apartment will have a locker that the courier can access, however they cannot access the rest of the building. Guests are welcome in the building; however, they must be granted access by the resident they are visiting and can only access the floor they are visiting.