FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How May We Assist You?
Have a question? We’re here to provide you with the information you need. In this section, you’ll discover detailed responses to the most frequently asked questions about our student apartments. Whether you’re seeking clarification on leasing, apartment amenities, roommate matching, or family occupancy, you’ll find comprehensive answers to address your inquiries and ensure you have a clear understanding of our offerings. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we’re committed to assisting you at every step of your journey with us.
Lease and Apartment Information
What does it mean to have an individual lease?
Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed, your financial responsibility is only for your space. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of 4th Street Commons for any reason, you do not have to worry about covering their portion of the rent. This is another reason why 4th Street Commons is your best housing option!
What is included in the rent?
4th Street Commons rent includes: utilities (water, sewer, and trash pickup), extended cable, Internet, washer & dryer, access to all of 4th Street Commons’s amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them!
What furniture is provided?
4th Street Commons is fully furnished with a full XL size bed, large desk and chair, and dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable couch, chair, coffee table, end table, TV stand and barstools. The kitchen comes fully equipped with energy efficient appliances, a refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, and washer & dryer.
How do I pay my rent?
We accept payment via check, money order, or through the online system.
Do you allow pets?
Yes, our deposit is $350 and an additional pet rent fee of $35/monthly.
How do I receive mail and packages?
Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on 4th Street Commons property.
What do I need to bring to my new apartment?
We suggest that you bring: bedding for a full XL size bedding, toiletries and dishes/cookware.
Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft, or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?
4th Street Commons’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.
What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?
4th Street Commons’ lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at 4th Street Commons after signing your lease, you will need to re-let. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.
What if I don't have a Guarantor?
No Guarantor? No Problem, 4th Street Commons offers Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap’s application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.
Roommate and Living Experience
Do you have an on-site staff available to assist residents?
Yes. Our maintenance staff will respond to your maintenance issues quickly and professionally. 4th Street Commons offers 24-hour emergency maintenance, so your comfort is unaffected. As well as on-site security during and after outside business hours.
What should I do if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?
If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.
Do you have a roommate matching system?
Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re looking for in a roommate. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.
When is my rent due?
You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.
What kinds of events do you have at 4th Street Commons?
At 4th Street Commons, your student will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our great staff plans monthly resident events to get them involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, to resume building classes to gaming tournaments. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Florida International University, as well as events happening around town so they don’t miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that’s why we thought of them while designing 4th Street Commons as a Living-Learning environment!
Are leases for families with children available?
Yes. The property’s policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.