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Latitude Frequently Asked Questions

What is the advantage of an individual lease?

​With an individual lease, also called by the bedroom lease, you are responsible for your own monthly rent and the regular upkeep of your part of the apartment. Unlike conventional joint leases, you are not responsible for any delinquent amounts owed by your roommates. This means if a roommate moves out early or misses a payment, all other residents are not responsible for making up the difference.

What is a rental installment?

​The rental installment is your monthly payment for rent. We do not prorate rent, rather you are charged a total rent amount for the lease term divided into equal installments. Rent is due on the 1st of each month.

What is included in the rental installment?

​Your rental installment includes furniture and high-speed internet.  Any other fees such as parking or pet fees, will be a separate charge.

What about utilities?

​Your utilities, electricity, and water/sewer, will be set up and ready to go the day you move in. Latitude will pay $20 towards each individual electricity bill, residents will be responsible for the rest. Each apartment will be metered for your actual usage and we'll divide the bills up for each roommate.

How can I make a payment?

​We accept check, cashier's check, and money orders in our leasing office, made payable to Latitude Apartments. All payments received in the leasing office will be electronically processed. For your convenience, we will also offer an online payment option. We are unable to accept cash.

Will I need a guarantor to lease an apartment?

​Unless your income is greater than 2.5 times the rental installment, you will need a guarantor. A guarantor must meet the income requirements 3.5 times the rental installment and credit qualifications. The guarantor is financially responsible and liable for the terms of the lease and rental installments.

Do you have a roommate matching service?

​Yes, we do. Part of the application packet is a Roommate Matching Form that you will be required to complete. This form will ask you questions about your social habits, study habits, and per preferences to help us match you with residents that indicate similar preferences. Please be honest on your Roommate Matching Form.

Can I request specific roommates or units?

​Yes, you can list your preferred roommates on the Roommate Matching Form with your application. All roommates must list each other for us to confirm that all requests are mutual. You can list your floorplan preference on your application and we will do our best to place you in a floor plan that meets your requests. All requests are taken in order by the date your lease was signed and are based on availability.

How are maintenance requests handled?

​We have an on-site maintenance team during office hours. Maintenance requests can be entered online on our resident portal 24 hours a day and requests can also be made during business hours over the phone or in person. For after-hours, non-life threatening emergencies (such as no heat, no water, refrigerator not working) the maintenance team is on call 24/7.

Is parking available?

​Yes, assigned parking in the parking garage or in one of our 4 outdoor parking lots is offered for an additional monthly fee. Bike racks are also available in the parking garage.

Are you pet friendly?

Yes. We allow up to two pets per apartment so bring your furry friends! We have a pet wash station plus 2 outdoor dog play parks. There is a One-Time non-refundable Pet Assessment of $350, and a Monthly Pet rent of $25.

Do I need renters insurance?

​Yes. We require that each resident has a renter’s insurance policy with $100,000 in liability insurance coverage. While residents are free to select any insurance vendor of their choosing, we work with Master Policy to offer the required liability insurance coverage to our residents at a highly competitive rate.  For more information on the coverage available or our renter’s insurance requirements, contact us today.

How far away is the property from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus?

​We are located just steps from the Engineering Quad at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We are conveniently located on University Avenue, just a short walk from Downtown Champaign and Green St.

Do you offer Short-Term Leases?

Short-Term leases are available in Two Lease Term options: 6-month Leases are assessed a premium of $150 and 10-month Leases are assessed a premium of $100.

How long is the Leasing Process?

​Leasing decisions are offered within 24 to 48 hours of all document submittals.

How close to a Major Retail Shopping Center is Latitude?

Shopping is located within walking distance or a short bus ride of the community.