Is This A Student Only Property?
No, we lease to anyone who meets our qualifications but it is a student friendly property that rents per the bed.
Roommate Match Making?
We do offer roommate matching. In the case that you have preferred roommates, we will do our very best to accommodate them living together in the same apartment, however, placement is never guaranteed. If they do not have roommates in mind, we provide roommate matching services, and it is required that each and every resident fill out a roommate matching form honestly. We will do our best to find a perfect match! We do not do coed matching, but we do allow coed apartments assuming the apartment is fully occupied and we have the consent of all roommates.
What Does it Mean to Have an Individual Lease?
An individual lease means that each person rents a private bedroom space and jointly shares access to the common areas of the apartment (such as kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.). All roommates in the apartment are responsible for maintaining the common areas.
How Long Is The Lease Term?
The lease term is 12 months from August – July. All non- renewing residents are required to move out on July 31th.
Why Is The First Month’s Rent Not Prorated?
The first month’s rent is not prorated because the lease amount is one lump sum, divided into equal installments.
When Is My Rent Due?
The first month’s rent is due on the 1st day of the month, prior to move-in. The other eleven rent installments will be due on the 1st of each month. If rent is not paid as of the 3rd day of each month, a $50 late fee is charged on the 4th day of the month. On the 5th day, an additional $10 per day late fee is charged until the rent is paid in full. If a rent payment is returned for any reason, a $50 returned check fee is charged on top of the late fees.
How Do I Pay My Rent?
There are several ways that you can pay your rent.
- Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check.
- Pay with a credit or debit card online through our online resident portal.
- Pay with a check online through our online resident portal.
What If I Need to Break My Lease?
Re-assignment (finding someone to take over the remaining part of your lease) is the only way to be released from the Lease. Please call the leasing office for information on reassignments.
What Deposits Are Required?
The deposit is equal to 2 months of the rental amount, if you are unable to obtain a guarantor. This is a refundable deposit, and is used to pay any damages and any other balances at move-out. It can never be used towards rent or other fees accrued during the lease term. If an applicant does not qualify on their own, there is an option to have a guarantor who does not reside in the apartment but is financially responsible for the rent. To apply as a guarantor, a full credit check must be passed, and a minimum monthly income of five times the rent is part of our financial criteria. Should you be approved as a guarantor at our community, the deposit will be entirely waived.
What Utilities Am I Responsible For?
Residents are required to pay all utilities, including electric, water, and sewer, and are responsible for paying their portion of the utilities each month, in addition to their monthly rent.
Who Do I Contact With Questions About Utilities?
To make it easier for our residents, the monthly utilities are payable to the property along with the monthly rent. The Nook receives a bill through our local utility company, Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU). For questions about the meter or to have an energy audit completed, please contact GRU directly. Each month the prorated portion of the electricity and water & sewer fees will be calculated based on usage and posted to your account. At the time of move-out the final bill will be estimated based of previous usage. If you ever have questions about your bill, you are more than welcome to ask one of our staff members.
Who Is My Cable & Internet Provider?
Internet and cable are included in the rent. A private WIFI is available to be setup for each occupant. A router is not required. Single Digits is the provider and all troubleshooting questions or issues with service should be directed to them.
Is Renter’s Insurance Required?
Renter’s insurance is not required but is strongly encouraged. The property is not responsible for damage to personal belongings for any reason.
What Is a Resident Portal?
The property website allows the resident to setup an account to pay their rent and submit service requests.
What If I Need Maintenance In My Apartment?
No problem just log into the resident portal and submit a request or contact the leasing office. Most maintenance requests are completed within 24 hours. If it is an after-hours emergency then contact the leasing office and a maintenance technician will call you.
What Is Included In My Apartment?
Each bedroom comes equipped with a bed and mattress, desk/chair and nightstand. Common areas include couch, coffee table, end table, and dining table/counter and chairs. We do not allow any resident to bring their own furniture, as our apartments are already fully furnished. All apartments have a microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, refrigerator and a TV in the common area. Please bring a shower curtain, bedding, towels, dishes, etc.
Am I Allowed To Bring A Pet?
You are more than welcome to bring a pet, as we are a pet-friendly community. However, you are required to pay a non-refundable pet FEE of $250 and pet rent of $35 per month added to the monthly rent. There are pet restrictions that will apply, such as weight and breed restrictions. You are NOT allowed to bring a pet to visit, as this can cause a problem with pest control if fleas are potentially brought in, which results in a $50 flea spray. Please ask office for more details.
Can I Take The Bus To Campus?
Yes, you can! We actually have a bus stop located right at the front of the property for your convenience. The buses that take this route are 12, 37, and F.