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 is still responsible to pay the remainder of the lease agreement unless they can find someone to sublease their room.

What deposits are required?

A security deposit in the amount $1,000 is required if a resident cannot provide an approved guarantor in order to reserve the apartment. This deposit can be waived if an approved guarantor is provided. 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 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 does not promote any specific insurance coverage company to use.

What does all-inclusive living mean?

Each lease agreement will include rental of a bedroom in each apartment that has the option of being fully furnished with a full-size bed, desk, chair, dresser and nightstand. The living/common area that will be shared by other bedrooms in the apartment will include a sofa, coffee table, end table, 32” TV, and dining room furniture. All appliances will be provided as well, including full-size washer and dryer. Wireless internet is included as well. The utilities in the apartment are processed by direct bill. The utilities will be put in the Polo Club’s name and will be divided by how many people are in the unit for the utility cycle. A $75 one time utility set up fee will be paid upon move in by each resident. Each roommate will be responsible for only their portion of rent and exceeded utilities.

What type of apartments are available?

Polo Club Apartments offers four different floorplans. Our floor plans include 3 bedroom/3 bathroom and 4 bedroom/4 bathroom flats and townhouses. Ask your leasing specialist which floor plan may work best for you based on what you are looking for in your new apartment home.

How close is the community to the FSU, FAMU, and TCC campus?

We are a little less than 1 mile from FSU, 4.1 miles from FAMU, and 2.6 miles from TCC.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of each month, including August for lease start date. Online rental payments through Resident Portal can be automatically set up once the resident has moved in. Late fees start on the 4th of each month.

When is move-in day?

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

Do you allow short-term leases?

Currently, we are offering short-term leases. Please call the office for more details on dates and rates.

Do you allow pets?

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

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.

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?

Anyone who applies to live at Polo Club Apartments and is approved through our background check, can live here.

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 at Polo Club. There is visitor parking for residents’ guests; however, there are limited spaces. Parking passes are available for any parents and guarantors.

Does Polo Club Apartments provide security

Polo Club Apartments does not provide security for the property, but is part of the ACTNOW program run by Tallahassee Police Department. This program includes random TPD patrols on property, both day and night, to make their presence known. However, it is the resident’s responsibility to lock up his/her personal belongings and vehicles.