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Bartram Luxury Apartments Close!

Just when the flood of incoming students will be at its apex,  one of Gainesville luxury apartments, housing over 500 students will be closing the complex to all renters. Yes, at the end of August, Bartram Luxury apartments will be closing.  This apartment complex is located on Archer road, just across the street from the University of Florida campus.  These luxury apartments were built-in 2008 and house some 500 students in 334 units.  These units rent for $1,101.00 per month for 643 sq. ft. of living space to $2,204.00 for 1,580 sq. ft. of living space. The larger units are three bedrooms and three baths, so ultimately, you are sharing your apartment with two other people.

Why are they closing you may ask?  Well chicken little – the sky is falling…… not really, but the roof  might!  It was discovered that the three-year old complex suffers from shoddy workmanship.  There is a pending lawsuit which alleges there was “defective work” done on the roof, roof trusses, parapet walls, balconies and stair landings.  In light of the situation, Bartram management has decided to go ahead and repair the defective work prior to the outcome of the lawsuit.  The management states in a letter to the residents:  “Due to the length of time associated with the lawsuit, we feel it is in the best interest of our residents and our community to proactively move forward in financing and implementing the repairs.”  “Please be assured that there are no safety issues and the well-being of our tenants is, and always will be our top priority.”

The Bartram announced it is allowing any resident out of his or her lease without penalty and would pay up to $500 in moving expenses for residents who indicated they would have been renewing their leases.

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About Mme Jocelyne

Hi, I'm a transplanted northerner–(born and raised in New York to French immigrants–Oui je parle Francais)-living in Florida for 20 years. In the 70's I worked as a realtor in the Bronx – City Island to be exact. Then I started a family and didn't keep up my license. I aspired to a career in architecture, so I went to New York Institute of Technology for three years, moved to Florida and finished my degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After 10 years of working in my dream career I sustained an injury to my shoulder. This injury never healed because I was constantly on the computer doing cad design. I finally decided to make a career change – something where I could use my training as an architect. Needless to say, I was worried – where will the money come from? How will I be able to afford my career change? But, I put my faith in God and went for it. It’s the best move I ever made, other than my husband, children and dogs.

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