Millions of people, due to their religion, gender, sexuality, caste, ethnicity, or ability are denied rental housing each year. Not only does this lead to a violation of fundamental rights, ghettoized urban landscapes, and increasing intolerance, this is also a shame because true diversity can be a source of incredible beauty and vitality and is necessary to healthy communities.
This can only change at scale if individual homeowners (landlords) choose to embrace diversity and open their doors to potential tenants with identities that might be different from their own.
Belongg is on a mission to create a network of inclusive landlords across India and is seeking to sign up 10,000 such homeowners in 2020 who truly value diversity and respect differences of faith, gender, etc that their tenants might bring. We would love to have you sign up if you are such a person or put us in touch with someone who is. Inclusion begins at home and we are hoping that you will take this tiny, but really important step.
IF YOU ARE A HOMEOWNER
And want to register your house on the Belongg network to enable more inclusive leasing, please share some details below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which cities and areas is Belongg looking to sign up landlords ? Belongg is looking for inclusive landlords in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, & Kolkata.
What rental ranges does the Belongg platform work with? We serve a very wide range of customers – those with a budget of INR 10,000 per month to those with a monthly budget upwards of INR 200,000
What about the rent that the tenants would pay? Am I expected to offer a discounted rent? No, you should charge market rates. Discounts are not expected as Belongg seeks to solve for identity linked discrimination.
My house is not yet vacant. Should I sign up now or wait till the current tenants vacate? We encourage you to sign up even while housing is full as it will help reduce the time between vacancies by enabling more efficient matching with prospective tenants.
What are Belongg’s fees? Does it cost money to signup? Belongg charges a standard, success-based brokerage fee equivalent to one month of rent each from both the tenant and the landlord. No fees are needed in case the contract is not finalized.
Why should I sign up? What are benefits to me? There are at least four reasons for homeowners to sign up: a) An extremely important contribution to diversity and inclusion in the country, b) A very professional experience through the process, c) Market rents with little haggling, and d) Membership to the Belongg network and complementary access to meetups and book readings, film screenings, and other events.
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