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 doesn’t not promote any specific insurance
coverage company to use.
What does All-Inclusive Living
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. Cable,
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
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 will range from $250-$350, and pet rent will range from
$25-45. Both pet fee and pet rent are dependent upon the age and
weight of your pet.
How close is the community to the UF
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 and how long is
the lease agreement?
Move-in day for Fall 2018 is August 12th. Our current yearly lease
end date is July 31, 2019.
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.