Spotlight Community: The Laurels Apartments

The Laurels

This week’s spotlight community is The Laurels Apartments. This beautiful community is a sanctuary located in desirable SW Gainesville just minutes from the University of Florida, Shands, VA Hospital, and the bustling Butler Plaza.  This property is 30 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds offering tranquility while only being minutes from everything you desire.

The Laurels offers one, two, and three bedroom floor plans. These luxurious apartments are well-appointed with granite countertops, fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, private patios, wood inspired flooring, washer and dryers, and cable with HBO just to name a few.

Speaking of amenities, you will love all that The Laurels has to offer.  Gated entry, beautiful swimming pool, recently renovated 24- hour fitness center, sauna, clubhouse with billiards and Wi-Fi, Business center with free printing, sand volleyball, tennis courts, basketball court, tanning bed, valet trash pick up and free parking.  What more could anyone ask for.  You will definitely want to stop by The Laurels Apartments and see for yourself how you can call this Home.  https://www.gainesville-rent.com/The-Laurels-Apartments  352-335-4455. 4455 SW 34thStreet, Gainesville, FL 32608.

Ready to Move Out of your Apartment?

When you are planning on moving out of your apartment there are a few things you can do to make this process go smoothly.  Some of the stress from moving out can comes from not being sure if you will have your security deposit refunded to you.  Here are some things you can do to help ensure you will.

Notify you Landlord of your intentions to move out or renew your lease.  Your lease will specify the time frame in which you must give notice.  Landlords need time to make your apartment ready and find a new tenant.  Be sure you are aware of this time frame and give notice before the deadline.

Clean your apartment back to the state it was when you moved in.  This will prevent anything from being deducted from your deposit to pay for a cleaning crew.   Take time to repair anything you may have damaged such as marks on the floors, walls or baseboards.  Another thing that helps is to have photos available from when you moved in.  This documents you are leaving the apartment in the same condition in which you leased it, as well as shows any damage that may have already been there.

If you have cleaned your apartment, made necessary repairs, and removed all of your belongings and trash you should have no worries in recouping your deposit.  It may take a few weeks to receive a check, but you will be happy you made the extra effort.

Spotlight Community – The Continuum

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Are you looking for a Convenient Location with Exceptional Amenities? The Continuum is situated between the University of Florida and the hip Downtown Gainesville area. The Continuum offers all-inclusive pricing with exceptional amenities so that you can focus on your graduate studies or career. The Continuum is the official graduate and professional housing partner of the University of Florida.
 
The amenities you can expect to enjoy are:
  • Pet Friendly with a gated Dog Park
  • Resort-style swimming pool with a picnic and grilling area
  • 24/7 Fitness Center, rec room and business lounge with FREE printing
  • Free Wi-Fi access community wide
  • High-Speed Internet
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • FREE parking in their 5 floor covered parking garage
Fully furnished apartment homes range from one bedrooms to four bedrooms with roommate matching services available. The apartments include common areas with modern, colorful furnishings, as well as stainless steel kitchen appliances, remote controlled air conditioning, faux wood flooring and cabinetry, large walk-in closets, private bathrooms and locking bedroom doors. All utilities are included in your rent with no caps.
 
Another feature you may find advantageous are the lease options offered. Semester length leases are available and are offered by an end date rather than lease length.  Individual Leases are offered meaning you are only responsible for your portion of the rent and not for the entire apartment.
 
If you are a graduate student or professor you will definitely want to check out The Continuum. Such a great location to call home and very convenient as well. 888.817.1592  https://www.gainesville-rent.com/The-Continuum-Apartments

Individual Leases vs Traditional Leases

As you may have already discovered there are two variations of leases offered when looking for an apartment. There is an Individual Lease and a Traditional Lease.

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Individual Leases, sometimes referred to as “By the Bed” leases offer students the flexibility of sharing a 2, 3, or 4 bedroom apartment with roommates, while only being responsible to pay your share of the rent for your bedroom. The advantages of this type of lease is that if a roommate cannot pay their portion of the rent, you are not responsible for it. If they move out, you are also not responsible to cover their portion. Many of these type of leases are for a private bedroom as well as a private bathroom. You share the common areas of that apartment with roommates such as the kitchen and living areas. The management staff may offer to find the roommates for you, or they may offer the renter to bring in their desired roommates.
 
Traditional Leases, or “By the Apartment” leases, are for the entire apartment, not just the bedroom. If you choose to live with roommates, it is up to you to split the costs associated with rent. If a roommate cannot pay their portion one month you are responsible to cover their share as well.
 
There are many communities around Gainesville offering both of these leases. Do your homework and decide what is best for you before you sign a lease.