With the excitement of living in Florence’s Premier Student Living Community, we have taken the time to answer some frequently asked questions.
When is my first payment due? Payment is due 7 days before move in. This will get you in for our VIP Fast Pass Move In. You must pay the initial balance listed on your lease under ‘Balance Due Upon Occupancy’’ by move in day. You cannot pick up keys until this amount is paid.
Is the rent prorated? The move in date and move out date will be mid-month, however, rent is not prorated. There is a value for the contract. We allow you to pay the value of the contract in installments and we offer a 12 month payment option. However, that does not mean the expense for the month is prorated. You have the option to pay in advance as well. Often, this confusion as in conventional living the rent is prorated. We offer an installment lease.
What is the ceiling height? Standard 9' ceilings throughout
What is the window size? Standard single 2' 8" x 4' 8", double 5' 7" x 4' 8", and triple 8' 9" x 4' 8" windows.
If I don’t like my roommate, can I transfer to a new apartment? Of course, you just have to pay a $300 transfer fee.
I have a pet…What do I need to do? You may not bring your pet into the apartment until you have satisfied the requirements:
Vet records stating age, breed, weight and shot record.
Show proof of a kennel/crate.
Completed signed pet addendum signed by you and all roommates.
Pet interview with the manager.
Paid a total of $150 (an additional $10 will be added per month for pet rent).
Where can visitors park? Visitors will only be allowed to park in front of the leasing office after hours. You will receive a permit at move in that allows you to park inside the gate area. Any car parked in the parking lot without the proper Bellamy sticker is subject to towing at the vehicle owner’s expense.
What Furniture is provided? Bedrooms include: full-size bed frame, 2 sets of 2 drawer dressers stackable or hidable under the bed frame; Living Room includes: Couch, Amazon Echo Dot, Coffee table, 55” TV and entertainment center. Kitchen includes: Refrigerator/Freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
What if I bring my own mattress but it is not a Full Size? The Full-Size frames can accommodate mattresses of different sizes. A larger mattress may hang over the edges of the frame, but the mattress will fit.
Will it be gated? Yes, the community will be gated.
Are there really tanning facilities? Yes, there is one stand up tanning bed in this community. You may use it up to 1 time per day.
Will there be a fitness center? Yes, you will have 24/7 access to it. It will include weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bike, and more.
What will the utilities run? Your electricity is based on consumption (amount used). We will split the bill evenly among you and your roommates. Our best estimate is $30-70 per person for cable, internet, water, trash and electrical. However, keep in mind that this is an approximation.
What are the office hours? Once classes begin, office hours will be from 9 am until 8 pm Monday through Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm on Friday, and on Saturdays, 10 am until 5 pm. Sundays we are closed. These are subject to change.
Can I paint the walls? You may paint the walls. You will have to repaint the walls at the end of your lease or you will be charged for the wall color repaint.
How does rent work? Rent is due between the 1st and 5th of every month. You will be assessed a late charge on the 6th. We do not waive late fees for any reason, regardless of circumstance. Please plan in advance!
How can I pay my rent each month? This community accepts ONLINE PAYMENTS ONLY (eCheck, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Moneygram). We will not accept any payments in the office.
Are there assigned parking spots? No, they are first come, first serve.
How do I cancel my lease? You are not able to cancel a lease at the Bellamy. If you are unable to fulfill your lease requirements, your only option is to find a qualified candidate to re-let your apartment to. They must meet the roommate match, credit and criminal check, meet income requirements and pay the appropriate fees.
Will there be planned resident events? YES!!! We are all about fun events at the Bellamy! We host weekly, monthly and annual events!