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 the resident chooses to move out before the end of the lease terms, he or she could still be responsible to pay the remainder of the lease agreement.

What deposits are required?

A $1000 deposit is required in order to reserve an apartment. This deposit could be waived if a guarantor also signed for the resident. If he or 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. To apply as a guarantor, you must meet the following requirements: at least 7 years of established credit with a 600+ minimum credit score and no history of evictions or foreclosures, and a minimum of three times your child’s rent in gross income each month.

Is renters insurance required?

No, however it is encouraged. Renter’s insurance is a policy you can purchase to protect your child’s personal property in the case of a fire, flood, or other natural disaster. Per the liability clause in your son or daughter’s lease agreement, the apartment management/landlord is not liable for any belongings damaged. Replacement of your child’s belongings, if they are damaged, lost, or stolen, could be covered. The Collier Companies does not promote any specific insurance coverage company to use.

What is included in the apartment?

Each lease agreement will include rental of a bedroom in each apartment that is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, desk and desk chair, dresser and nightstand. The living/common area that will be shared by all roommates in the apartment will include a sofa, loveseat, coffee table, end table, 42” TV, dining table and chairs. All appliances will be provided as well, including full size washer and dryer and microwave.

What utilities are my child’s responsibility?

Lexington Crossing is a direct bill community, so all utilities, including electric, water, and sewer, will be billed directly to your son or daughter, and they will be responsible for paying their entire utility package each month, in addition to their monthly rent. As an added convenience, Lexington Crossing includes wireless internet, refuse, and pest control service for all residents at no additional monthly cost.

What type of apartments are available?

Lexington Crossing offers 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom floor plans.

How close is the community to UF's campus?

We are only 1 mile from the University of Florida and less than a 10-minute drive from Santa Fe College and the Saint Leo University Education Center.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of each month, with the exception of August, in which rent is due on your child’s lease start date. Online rental payments through our Resident Portal can be automatically set up once the resident has moved in and individual tenant codes have been supplied to the resident from the office staff.

When is move-in day?

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

Do you allow pets?

No, we do not allow any pets within the community.

Do you allowing subletting?

Yes. However, the resident will be responsible for finding his or 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.

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 or her answers provided.

Do you allow co-ed apartments?

We do not do coed roommate matching, however, if the apartment is fully leased with individuals who have given written consent, we can place your son or daughter with their preferred roommates, even if it is a coed living situation.

Do you allow non-students?

Yes, you do not have to be a student to live at Lexington Crossing.

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.