Frequently asked questions

We regularly update this section with the most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


How do I find out about new Nightingale projects?

The best place to start is to read about the purchasing process and then register your interest in becoming a Nightingale resident. We will email you whenever a new project launches. You can also follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about all things Nightingale.

What makes Nightingale different compared to standard apartment developments?

Nightingale is driven by a triple-bottom-line approach that prioritises social, financial and environmental sustainability. Read more about our principles here. As a not-for-profit, Nightingale doesn’t add a profit margin, instead we delivery quality apartments ‘at cost’.

Why is Nightingale a not-for-profit? What does it mean to provide housing ‘at cost’?

In 2021, Nightingale transitioned from a social enterprise to a not-for-profit organisation, which makes Nightingale somewhat of an outlier in the profit-driven property sector. Understandably, we’re asked a lot of questions about this. That’s why we published an explainer here that goes into all the details of our organisational structure, mission and strategy.

How long does the whole process take — from purchase to move-in?

From the first information session until you can move into your new home will likely take between 2 and 3 years. You can read more about the purchasing process and timelines (further down that page) here.

Can I rent out my apartment if my circumstances change?

The resale caveat on Nightingale apartments only restricts how you sell your apartment, not whether you can rent it out.

If you need to rent out your apartment, we encourage you to consider long-term rental periods to enable renters to become a part of the Nightingale community. We would also encourage you to set your maximum rent at 5% of your purchase price per annum.

Why are most Nightingale projects in Victoria? Will you expand to more cities?

We want to bring the Nightingale model to as many places as possible, but we can only develop sites where we can realise our mission. There is a sweet spot where density and land cost allows a project to deliver sustainable, high-quality housing at below-market prices.

Register as a future Nightingale resident to be informed of all our upcoming projects.