The Gainesville Place Apartments Parents FAQ
The main difference between an apartment home and a dorm on campus is our legally binding contract, or lease. This is a basic agreement between your child and the owner of the community, but is enforceable through the legal system.
We also are a luxury apartment community, so there will be quite a few differences between us and your child’s dorm room. For one, each of our floorplans offer private bathroom suites, so that means no sharing!
We offer 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, and 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom fully furnished, all-inclusive floorplans. Your child will love his or her luxury apartment, and all the privacy that comes with it! Unfurnished units also available.
It means you write one check for rent each month and that’s it! All of your child’s other expenses—high speed internet, HD cable, unlimited water, sewage, refuse, and pest control—are completely covered by the rent payments each month. And, electricity, is covered up to a cap of $40-$50 per person depending on the floorplan. Plus the unit is completely furnished and ready to move in on Day 1!
Rent is always due on the first of the month, and is considered late on the 4th of the month (that’s right—we give you a two-day grace period!). The only exception is the first month, in which rent is due on your child’s scheduled move-in date. Online payments through our portal RentCafe will be available once your child is an established resident and issued a unique registration code.
Move-in day for Fall 2017 is August 18. Move-out day is on August 3, 2018. Rent for August is not due until this day. Your child will need to bring his or her rental payment in certified funds only (cashier’s check or money order) and a state-issued photo ID to pick up keys. Once money is collected, he or she will be issued keys to a brand new apartment, which will be freshly cleaned, steamed, and painted. Move-In day is extremely busy so get here early, and come prepared!
Gainesville Place is not student only, but is very student friendly in that we offer by-the-bed living close to both the UF and Santa Fe campuses. However, anyone that meets our financial criteria and passes our background check is eligible to live here.
We do offer roommate matching. In the case that your child has preferred roommates, we will do our very best to accommodate them living together in the same apartment, however, placement is never guaranteed. If he or she does 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 so we can 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.
Gainesville Place is 1.2 miles from the center of the University of Florida campus and about a 10-15 minute drive from Santa Fe College. We have great interior buses (the only property in Gainesville!) that pick up inside the complex and drop off at all the central locations on the UF campus. We also have city buses that can take your child all over Gainesville including grocery stores, restaurants, and downtown on the weekends!
As much as we would love to welcome your child’s furry friends, Gainesville Place does not allow any pets within the community.
A damage deposit of $1,000 is required at the time of application to our community. This is a refundable deposit, and is strictly used to deduct damages and any other balances after your child moves out. You also have the option to sign as a guarantor, or co-signer, to your child’s lease. If you meet our financial requirements to apply for a guarantor, the damage deposit would be waived.
Renter’s insurance is not required but is strongly encouraged. In the case of fire or flood, renter’s insurance can protect you and your child. It comes at a low monthly cost from most car insurance providers.
We have a courtesy police officer from the Gainesville Police Department living on the property.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (352) 271-3131, or send us a message via our Contact page.