What should I know before my son/daughter chooses a new apartment home?

A lease is a basic agreement between your child and the owner of the community. The lease is legally binding and enforceable through the legal system. If they choose to move out before the end of the lease terms, the resident could still be responsible to pay the remainder of the lease agreement.

What deposits are required?

Generally a security deposit of $1000 is due in order to reserve the apartment. This deposit could be waived if a guarantor also signed for the resident. If he/she fails to make payments on the apartment, the guarantor will be responsible to provide those payments. Deposits will be refunded after final inspections are completed with no damages to apartment or furnishings. A guarantor must meet the following criteria: be 27 years of age or older, have good credit standing with a 600+ credit score, and gross 3.5 times the rental amount monthly.

Is renters insurance required?

No, however it is encouraged. Renters insurance is a policy you can purchase to protect your personal property as the management/landlords is not responsible for replacement to tenants. Replacement of your belongings if they are damaged, lost, or stolen could be covered. TCC does not promote any specific insurance coverage company to use.

What does All-Inclusive Living mean?

Each lease agreement will include rental of a bedroom in each apartment that is fully furnished with full size bed, desk and chair, dresser and nightstand. The living/common area that will be shared by other bedrooms in the apartment will include sofa, accent chair, coffee table, dining table and chairs. All appliances will be provided as well, including full size washer and dryer. Internet, trash pickup, and monthly pest control are included in the monthly rent as well. Each roommate will be responsible for only their portion of rent and will be billed back directly for electric and water use.

What type of apartments are available?

Museum Walk Apartments offers 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans. All of our spacious homes offer private baths for each bedroom. Our 2 bedrooms are two level town home styles, all located on the second floor. Our spacious 3 bedrooms are located on ground floor.

What is your pet policy?

We are pet friendly with no breed restrictions up to 80 lbs. The pet fee is $350 per pet, and pet rent is $45/monthly per pet.

How close is the community to the UF campus?

We are located less than a mile from the University of Florida campus, directly across from the UF Southwest Recreation Center.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of each month, including August for lease start date. Online rental payments through the Resident Portal App can be automatically set up.  Any payments on or after the 4th will include late fees.

When is move-in day?

Please call our office for move in and move out dates.

Do you allow short-term leases?

We do allow a select number of short term leases. All short term leases will include a monthly premium, please inquire for short term availability and details.

Do you allow subletting?

Yes. However, the resident will be responsible for finding his/her own sublet. Once someone has agreed to take over the lease, both parties will work with the leasing team to complete any necessary paperwork. There is a $300 reassignment fee that must be paid prior to sublet move in.

Can my child pick their roommate?

It is not necessary to lease the apartment with other roommates. However, we are more than willing to accommodate those that already have roommates in mind. Roommate matching forms will be completed at the time of application. Our roommate-matching survey is used to best place each resident with another person that has the same interests based on his/her answers provided.

Do you allow co-ed apartments?

Our policy is to only place residents with those of the same sex, unless the apartment is fully leased with individuals who have a written agreement of the living situation they prefer.

Do you allow non-students?

Yes, if a new resident does not attend school and meets all our approval criteria, he/she can also live at Museum Walk Apartments.

What if my child doesn’t get along with his/her new roommates?

We suggest that the roommates have a discussion of boundaries immediately after moving in, even if they have known them for a long time. This will help with establishing guidelines for living together. We ask that roommates attempt to talk about any issues within the household prior to contacting the leasing office. If they are unable to resolve, the leasing team may be able to assist with the outcome on a case-by-case basis.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No. Parking is first come, first served in our community. Residents will receive one decal at move in. All guest visiting Museum Walk residents must receive a visitor pass from the front office.