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 will still be responsible to pay the remainder of the lease agreement until the reassignment process is executed.

What deposits are required?

A deposit of $1000 is required in order to reserve an apartment. This deposit can 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 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. The Collier Companies does not promote any specific insurance coverage.

What does All-Inclusive Living mean?

Each leasing agreement will include rental of a bedroom with a private bathroom. The bedroom comes fully furnished with a full size bed with shelving, desk, rolling chair, and dresser. The living/common area that will be shared by other bedrooms in the apartment will include sofa, accent chair, coffee table, end table, 60’ Smart TV, media console, and bar stools. All appliances will be provided as well, including full size washer and dryer. Internet, pest control, maintenance, water and sewer are included as well. Electricity is capped at $40 per bedroom. Electricity for 1 bedroom apartments is capped at $80. Each roommate will be responsible for only their portion of rent and exceeded utilities.

What type of apartments are available?

IQ Apartments offers 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans. With 10 different options to choose from, 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 USF's campus?

We are directly across from the campus on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.

When is rent due?

Rent is due on the 1st of each month, including August for lease start date. Online rental payments through our website can be automatically set up once the resident has moved in and created an account.

Do you allow short-term leases?

We do not allow short-term leases at this time.

Do you allow pets?

No, currently we aren't a pet friendly community.

Do you allow assignments?

We do allow assignments. The resident is responsible for finding his or her own assignee. The assignee and assignor will have to go through qualifying steps with the leasing office. Once qualifying steps and paperwork is completed and approved, the assignor will no longer be lease liable.

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?

Yes, if a new resident does not attend school and meets all our approval criteria, he/she can also live at IQ Apartments.

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.

Does IQ Apartments provide security?

IQ Luxury apartments is a gated community that provides key-fob entry system for every entrance and home. Signal 88 provides the community with after-hour roaming patrol daily. Signal 88's phone number is: 813-476-1083

When is move-in day?

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