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?
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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. 


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


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


What if I need roommates?
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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, inlcuding sleep habits, pets, lifestyle, schedule, etc.


How do I pay the rental installment or any other fees?
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Payments can be made online with E-check, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, Discover, Mastercard). 
We also accept checks or money orders in the office. 


Do I have to pay a move-in fee or application fee when I sign my lease?
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Yes, there’s a $30 application fee. There is no Activity or Service Fee.


If I am over 21, do I need to have a guarantor?
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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 pay the last 2 installments of your lease prior to moving in in lieu of a guarantor. This payment will go toward the final two installments of your lease.


Can other people take over my lease?
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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 $300 lease takeover fee.


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


What should I bring?
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•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?
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All appliances are Whirlpool and full-size including a washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, stove-top, and oven.


What size are the beds?
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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?
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We offer wireless Internet throughout the community, as well as an Ethernet outlet in each bedroom.


What do I need to hook up my computer to the Internet?
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All you need is an Ethernet cable, which can be purchased at any electronic store. 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?
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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?
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Yes, we provide one free parking permit per resident.


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