Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring with me when applying for an apartment?
- Download and Complete Residency Application
- Each applicant must provide their social security card. If the applicant does not have a Social Security Card or a Tax Identification Card, a letter from the Social Security Office can be provided in its place. Applicants must also provide a valid picture ID. This can be in the form of a driver’s license, U.S. Passport, Resident Alien Card, Foreign Passport with valid US visa or any other government issued ID.
- Each applicant must provide (2) two recent pay stubs. Those who have been employed with their current employer for less than (1) one year must provide information from their previous employer. Applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $50 for the first Applicant and $25 for each additional Applicant. (payable by money order or personal check).
- A $200 deposit is required. The deposit is refundable if an applicant is declined. Applicants who are approved will find the $200 deposit applied to the first month’s rent (payable by money order or personal check).
How long is the lease period?
A typical lease period is one year; however, in certain situations arrangements can be made. For more information, please visit the community’s leasing offices.
When can I move in?
Tenants can move-in as soon as the required documentation is provided, a credit check has been performed, a lease is signed and a security deposit is on hand. Rent will be pro-rated from the move-in date.
Are pets allowed?
Rules regarding pets vary at each community. View a list of our NJ pet friendly apartments.
Do I need Renter's Insurance?
At Garden Communities we require that each resident, for their protection, maintain a low cost renters insurance policy throughout the lease agreement. This insurance protects the resident's belongings, in the event of a catastrophe such as (but not limited to) a fire, theft and other perils even a Hurricane. Visit www.EffectiveCoverage.com for a competitive qoute.
Is rental furniture available?
Select communities do have furniture available for tenant use. For more information, please visit the leasing office.
How can I check what appliances are included with my rental?
Garden Communities strives to provide our tenants with a wide variety of luxuries. In keeping with that, we encourage applicants and tenants to visit www.GardenCommunities.com for a detailed list of appliances available at each of our communities.
Do any Garden Communities have garage or covered parking?
Yes! For a list of communities that have garages, covered parking and other parking options available, please visit www.GardenCommunities.com.
Are any Corporate Housing options offered?
Garden Communities is always interested in working with local businesses to help meet housing needs. Please contact a specific community for more information on corporate housing.
How can I find out about any specials or discounts offered?
As one of the largest and most competitive housing providers in the Northeast, Garden Communities always has an array of options available. Information can be found on our website at www.GardenCommunities.com. The “Featured Properties” section highlights great housing options at ideal pricing. Specials and discounts can also be found on a community’s individual page.
Are apartment floor plans available?
Floor plans are available for Garden Communities at our website, www.GardenCommunities.com. We are constantly upgrading and improving our floor plan database.
Can apartments be viewed prior to filling out an application?
Yes! Applicants are encouraged to view the apartment (if available) that they are interested in prior to preparing the application.
How can I learn more about the area surrounding my community?
Each community’s home page offers a “Neighborhood” link, allowing users to learn more about the surrounding community. Whether you are looking for schools, shopping, restaurants, or virtually anything else, check out the “Neighborhood” page.
How do I get directions to Garden Communities properties?
Those interested in receiving directions to any of Garden Communities properties are encouraged to visit www.GardenCommunities.com. Here, guests can obtain access to each property’s phone number, address and printable directions.
How can I pay my rent online?
The “Pay Rent Online” is currently available in select Garden Communities. This feature will soon be available at many communities, along with a host of other exciting online options. Once activated, this feature will allow renters to pay their rent, place a service request and have access to important community documents by simply clicking the “Resident Login” link at the top of www.GardenCommunities.com.
How are service requests handled at Garden Communities?
Non-Emergency Maintenance Service Requests can be quickly and easily submitted directly to your maintenance department by using the 24-hour on-line Service Request Form accessible on your community page through the Resident Login. We take pride in our Customer Service and will follow up with a quick online survey to hear about your experience. If you had a great experience, we would love to hear about it. If things were not handled to your satisfaction, we need to hear how we can do better.
What if I am interested in purchasing an apartment or home?
While the majority of our apartments are rentals only, we do offer a select number of condominiums for sale as well as custom built homes throughout the Northeast. For more information on properties for sale, visit www.GardenHomes.com.