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
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
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
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,
cable, 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
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
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
Do you allow short-term leases?
We do offer a limited number of short term leases on a first come,
first serve basis.
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
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