The Villa Del Lago Parents FAQ:
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.
A deposit of $1000 is required in order to reserve an 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 2 times the rental amount monthly.
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. The Collier Companies does not promote any specific insurance coverage.
Each lease agreement will include rental of a bedroom in each apartment that is fully furnished with full size bed with, 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, end table, 50” Smart TV, dining table and chairs. All appliances will be provided as well, including full size washer and dryer.
A $75 utility set up fee is required upon move in, with the monthly utility cost split amongst all roommates and posted to his/her account.
Villa Del Lago is about ¼ mile from Tallahassee Community College, 2 miles from Florida State Main Campus, and 4 miles away from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University.
Rent is due on the 1st of each month, including August for lease start date. Online rental payments through RentCafe can be automatically set up once the resident has moved in and the set up codes have been supplied to the resident from the office staff.
Move-in day can vary from year to year; however, with newly constructed apartments, we will be moving in residents on August 21, 2017.
Currently, we are offering 12-month lease agreements that will expire July 31, 2017, 9 month lease agreements that will expire April 25th 2017, and 5 month lease that will expire December 23rd 2016.
No, currently we do not allow any pets within the community.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, if a new resident does not attend school and meets all our approval criteria, he/she can also live at Villa Del Lago Apartments.
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 management team may be able to assist with the outcome on a case-by-case basis.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 850-575-8187, or send us a message via our Contact page.