Co-tenancy Agreement Template

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Co-Tenancy Agreement
This agreement was reached on _________________________________, 20_______ between
(among) the following persons:
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
These persons shall from now on in this agreement be called "Co-Tenants."
We have agreed to rent an apartment or house at __________________________________ called
from now on in this agreement "the dwelling," from ___________________________________,
(from now on in this agreement called "the landlord"), for a term lasting from
_________________________, 20________ through ______________________________,
20___, at a total monthly rental of $________________. We do/do not have a lease with the
landlord. a copy of all written agreements with the landlord is attached. A security or damage
deposit totaling $_____________ was paid to
______________________________________________, owner or manager of the dwelling.
WE AGREE THAT:
1. Lease and Rules: Each co-tenant agrees to abide by the terms of any lease or agreement
entered into with the landlord, and by all rules, and conditions set out in the lease or in any other
document and the local laws and ordinances where the dwelling is located. (Attached is a copy of
any rules, regulations, and conditions provided by the landlord.)
2. Rent: Each co-tenant agrees to pay his/her share of the rent as set forth in the first paragraph of
this agreement and also paragraph 13 of this agreement.
3. Expenses: Each co-tenant agrees to pay one-________ (1/______) (fill in the number of co-
tenants) of the following expenses in relation to renting the dwelling:
check off all that apply:
a.___utilities (electricity, gas, fuel oil, garbage, water) -- circle all that apply
b.___telephone service
c.___food
Co-Tenancy Agreement
This agreement was reached on _________________________________, 20_______ between
(among) the following persons:
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
Print name:___________________________________ Rent amount:______________________
These persons shall from now on in this agreement be called "Co-Tenants."
We have agreed to rent an apartment or house at __________________________________ called
from now on in this agreement "the dwelling," from ___________________________________,
(from now on in this agreement called "the landlord"), for a term lasting from
_________________________, 20________ through ______________________________,
20___, at a total monthly rental of $________________. We do/do not have a lease with the
landlord. a copy of all written agreements with the landlord is attached. A security or damage
deposit totaling $_____________ was paid to
______________________________________________, owner or manager of the dwelling.
WE AGREE THAT:
1. Lease and Rules: Each co-tenant agrees to abide by the terms of any lease or agreement
entered into with the landlord, and by all rules, and conditions set out in the lease or in any other
document and the local laws and ordinances where the dwelling is located. (Attached is a copy of
any rules, regulations, and conditions provided by the landlord.)
2. Rent: Each co-tenant agrees to pay his/her share of the rent as set forth in the first paragraph of
this agreement and also paragraph 13 of this agreement.
3. Expenses: Each co-tenant agrees to pay one-________ (1/______) (fill in the number of co-
tenants) of the following expenses in relation to renting the dwelling:
check off all that apply:
a.___utilities (electricity, gas, fuel oil, garbage, water) -- circle all that apply
b.___telephone service
c.___food
d.___damage for which no single co-tenant can be blamed
e.___general maintenance and upkeep
f.___repairs and improvements (subject to paragraph 9 below)
g.___other:________________________________________________________
____________________________________
4. Terminating Tenancy: Each co-tenant agrees to remain a resident of the premises during the
full term of the tenancy with the landlord, and to continue to pay his/her share of all of the
payments under this agreement unless either of the following conditions occur:
a. The co-tenant (to be called from now on in this agreement "the old tenant"), at
his/her own expense, locates another tenant (to be called from now on in this
agreement "the new tenant") to take over the old tenant's share. The new tenant
will not be permitted unless the new tenant is acceptable to all the other co-
tenants. But the co-tenants agree that they will not be unreasonable in refusing to
consent to a new tenant. The new tenant must sign all copies of this agreement
he/she is asked to and be bound by the terms of this agreement.
b. The other co-tenants agree in writing to release the old tenant from this
agreement.
5. Damage Claim: Each co-tenant is responsible for his/her proportionate share of any claim for
damages made by the landlord.
6. Security or Damage Deposit: The co-tenants agree that their claim to the security deposit or
any remainder that the landlord may refund is to be shared pro rata.
7. Damage by Co-Tenant: Each co-tenant shall be totally liable for damage he/she causes or is
caused by his/her guest or his/her pet, subject to paragraph 10 of this agreement.
8. Long Distance Telephone: Each co-tenant shall keep a record of his/her own long distance
telephone calls and shall pay for his/her own long distance telephone calls.
9. Repairs and Improvements: No repairs or improvements to the dwelling in excess of
$___________ shall be undertaken unless unanimously agreed to in writing by the co-tenants.
10. Pets: Co-tenants shall abide by the pet rules established by the landlord and the locality where
the dwelling is located.
11. House Rules: The co-tenants agree to be bound by the house rules attached to this agreement.
(Attached house rules dealing with anything, e.g., rules regarding overnight guests, electronic
equipment, and parties.)
12. Agreement with Landlord: This agreement in no way modifies the agreement between the
landlord and the co-tenants. This agreement only defines the relationship among or between the
co-tenant.
13. Payments: If for any reason at all a co-tenant does not pay his/her pro rata share of any of the
payments this agreement calls for or if a co-tenant does not pay the rent to the landlord for any
reason at all, the following shall happen: each co-tenant may have to make up the whole or part of
the whole difference. If that difference or part difference is paid by a co-tenant in excess of
his/her pro rata share, he/she is entitled to get that money back from all of the other co-tenants.
14. Survival: Even if some party to this agreement breaks this agreement, this agreement shall
remain in effect for all parties to this agreement unless released under paragraph 4 of this
agreement. This agreement can only be cancelled or changed in writing signed by all co-tenants
and all new tenants, but the signatures of old tenants (as that term is used in paragraph 4(a) of this
agreement) shall not be necessary. This does not mean that anyone has the right to throw anyone
else out of the dwelling without due process.
15. Cancellation: All previous co-tenancy agreements between these same parties are cancelled,
but any money any party owes any other party under such agreement is still owed. the party who
owes such money agrees to pay it to the party he/she owes it to.
Make enough copies of this agreement for everyone to have a copy with all original signatures
and put original signatures on each of those copies.
Signatures:
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Co-Tenant:________________________________________
Date: ____________________________________________

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