Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to all the questions you may have about life at our off-campus apartments in Tampa. Don’t see your question on the list? 42 North’s staff would be happy to answer any and all of your questions. Contact us today!

I want to live at 42 North. What do I need to do now?
We're so excited that you've chosen 42 North as your home away from home! Securing your spot with us is as easy as visiting our website. Apply, pay your application fee, and sign your lease, all online from anywhere in the world! Be sure your have a copy of your driver's license or photo ID, and payment method to complete your application.
You can also complete the lease signing process with a staff member by scheduling an appointment with our office, or simply walking in during our office hours. We will then complete all the necessary paperwork and go through the lease, which takes about 30 minutes. 

Does 42 North allow pets? 
To help ensure ALL of our residents understand our pet and animal-related policies (No Pet and Animal Policy / Pet Policy / Animal Policy), we require EVERYONE to complete a third-party screening and review process. This process ensures we have formalized pet and animal-related policy acknowledgments and accurate pet / animal records.

There is a nominal fee for a household pet screening Pet Profile. This is a separate charge from the rental application fee. There is no ($0) charge for an assistance animal accommodation request and no ($0) charge for a 'No Pet / Animal' profile. Please visit HERE to get started.

What does my rent installment include?
Cable, Internet, water, and trash are included in each installment.

What are my lease options?
We offer 12 installment leases.

What if I need roommates?
We offer a roommate matching service. Every resident completes a detailed roommate profile questionnaire prior to moving in, which 42 North uses to match compatible residents based on their responses, including sleep habits, pets, lifestyle, schedule, etc.

How do I pay the rental installment or any other fees?
Payments can be made online 24/7 with E-check, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard). 

Do I have to pay a move-in fee or application fee when I sign my lease?
Yes, there’s a $50 application fee. Activity or service fees may apply. Please check with our team for current specials and additional fees.

If I am over 21, do I need to have a guarantor?
Yes. Every resident must have a guarantor. A suitable guarantor is at least 25 years old and a resident of the United States. If you do not have someone who meets these qualifications, you can qualify through the LEAP Program.

Can other people take over my lease?
Yes. The interested individual will need to come in to fill out the paperwork and be approved by management to successfully take over your lease. You are still responsible for your lease up until the day the new resident moves in. 
There is a $500 lease takeover fee.

What is Community Rewards?
Community Rewards is a fun and easy way to earn points and get rewarded for being a part of our community, and it's the #1 resident loyalty program in the country! Earn points. Win prizes. It's that simple. Seriously, get rewarded just for living at 42 North. Log in to your Resident Portal account to sign up now!

What is Rent Plus?
Build your credit by paying your rent on time!
Rent Plus enables you to build your credit by simply paying your rent on time. This means no additional lines of credit, no loans, no credit cards, and no high-interest rates. Simply pay your rent on time each month and Rent Plus will take care of the rest.
Contact 42 North's office for information on how you can set up your own account with Rent Plus and start building your credit immediately!

What kind of cable package comes with my apartment?
Extended cable is included in each apartment. If you would like to upgrade your cable or add DVR, you can do so by contacting Airwaves and following their hassle-free and quick instructions.

What should I bring?
  • Bedding – Standard full-size sheets. Standard mattresses are provided on every bed. We recommend purchasing a mattress pad or topper if you need additional support.
  • Bathroom Accessories – Shower Curtain, Towels, etc.
  • Kitchen Utensils – Pots and Pans, Silverware, Dishes, Cups, Bowls, etc.

What brand are the kitchen appliances and washer and dryer?
All appliances are full-size including a washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, stove-top, and oven.

What size are the beds?
Our beds are standard full-size. We recommend purchasing queen size sheets, to ensure your sheets will fit your bed. Standard mattresses are provided for every bed. We recommend purchasing a mattress pad or topper if you require additional support.

What type of Internet is included?
We offer high-speed, upgraded wireless Internet throughout the community.

What do I need to hook up my computer to the Internet?
To connect to the wireless you will need a wireless card. Most computers today come with a wireless card built in.

What are the fitness center hours?
Our fitness center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents can access the fitness center at any time using their key card.

Is parking available?
Yes, we provide one free parking permit per resident. Reserved parking spaces can be purchased for $15/month

What if I have a problem with an appliance or an emergency maintenance problem?
42 North provides 24-hour emergency maintenance. We will repair all broken appliances and provide replacements if necessary.