University House Tallahassee

TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What does the rent include?

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What is an individual lease?

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Are the apartments furnished?

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What floor plans do you have?

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Is there a deposit? Any other fees due at lease signing?

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How long is the lease term?

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When is move in day?

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Is there a roommate matching service?

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Can I request a specific apartment?

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Do I have to pay for parking?

More FAQs

What is a guarantor?

Since most residents are full-time students, a guarantor is needed to get your lease agreement approved. A guarantor can be one of your parents, aunt, uncle, older sibling, etc. All residents go through a background screening and guarantors go through a credit check. The income requirement for a guarantor is 4.5 times the monthly rental amount. Your guarantor is not needed in person to sign your lease at The Republic, we can send the paperwork to guarantors electronically.

Can I sign a lease without a guarantor?

Yes, you can sign a lease agreement without a guarantor. If you plan to qualify on your own, you have to make and document that you earn three times the monthly rental amount per month. You will also have to pass the background and credit check based upon our rental criteria.

What paperwork is required to secure a room/apartment at The Republic?

Since The Republic does individual leases, each resident is required to complete the rental application, roommate matching form (if you know who you want to live with and if you are using our matching service), and the lease agreement. We will also need a copy of your government issued I.D. Your guarantor will have to complete the guarantor application, guaranty agreement, and we will need government issued I.D.

Will there be courtesy patrol at The Republic?

The Republic will have a courtesy patrol officer in the evening hours to patrol the property. The Republic is also a controlled access building, so you have to have the required key to access the building at all times. The doors to the leasing center will remain open during business hours.

What is the proximity to campus?

The Republic is only 10 minutes from the FSU campus and just 2 miles to the stadium. We are 2 minutes from TCC and 15 minutes to FAMU.

Can I break the lease?

The Republic does not have a clause in the lease agreement that allows residents or future residents with an approved lease agreement to cancel the lease. If any reason if you need to get out of your lease agreement, you can relet your apartment/bed space. The unassisted relet fee is $250 and you are responsible for finding the person to take over your lease. The person MUST be approved before the old resident is released from the lease agreement. We also offer an assisted relet which is 85% of one month’s rent. The 85% of one month’s rent must be paid in advance before The Republic can assist the resident with finding someone to take over the contract.

Are the amenities open 24/7?

All amenities except the golf simulator, tanning beds, and the spin room are 24/7

How do I receive mail and packages?

Each unit will have a mailbox at The Republic, so if you have roommates you will share the mailbox. If you have packages delivered that will not fit in the mailbox, we will take those packages in the leasing office. You will receive an email from package log letting you know that your package is available for pickup.

Does The Republic allow pets?

Yes! We allow you to have dogs, cats, and fish. It is a non-refundable $300 pet fee. There is no monthly fee for having your pet. No dogs over 100lbs. No fish tanks over 20 gallon.

How do I pay my rent?

The Republic offers many different payment options for you to choose from. You can set up online monthly ACH payments, or pay rent by check or money order in the office. You can also make a credit/debit card payment online, however there is a convenience fee if you pay online using this method.

Is renters insurance required?

Property Damage Liability Insurance is required at The Republic Tallahassee. Your policy must include 100k in property damage liability for fire, smoke, explosion, water, and resident-induced back-up. If you do not provide proof of your own policy to us then you will be auto enrolled into our policy which covers 100k in property damage liability. The cost of our policy is 12.95 per month.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

Once you move in, you can submit a service request online or simply call the leasing office. If the issue is an emergency, The Republic will provide an afterhours maintenance emergency phone number.