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ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
This Roommate Agreement is made by the following roommates:
10. Security Deposit Return – Choose which applies:
_________________________
_________________________
□ Each roommate will receive an equal share of the deposit when the
_________________________
_________________________
Landlord returns the deposit at the end of the tenancy, minus any
_________________________
_________________________
deductions. OR
_________________________
_________________________
□ Roommates will determine how to divide the deposit based on the
_________________________
_________________________
deductions and who individually should be charged for any damages.
11. If one roommate (“departing roommate”) elects to leave before the end of
The roommates are co-tenants in the rental property (“Property”) located at:
the lease term, it (check which applies) □ is OR □ is not that departing
_____________________________________________________
roommate’s responsibility to find a replacement roommate (“sublessor”).
The Landlord is: _______________________________________
The departing roommate will continue to be responsible for his/her share
Landlord’s address: _____________________________________
of the rent until the end of the lease term or until a sublessor starts paying
Landlord’s phone number: ________________________________
rent, whichever occurs first.
Landlord’s emergency maintenance number: __________________
a. Should the sublessor leave prior to the end of the lease term, the
Landlord’s email: _______________________________________
departing roommate will again be responsible for his/her share of the
rent.
The roommates agree to the following terms:
b. All of the remaining roommates (choose one): □ will have OR □ will
1. Roommates agree to be bound by all terms herein.
not have the right to approve the sublessor. Approval of a sublessor
2. The lease term is from _____________ to _______________.
may not be unreasonably withheld, but the sublessor must satisfy the
3. The total monthly rent is $__________________.
following criteria:_________________________________________
4. Each roommate agrees to pay $_____________ per month.
______________________________________________________
5. Roommates understand and agree that they are jointly and severally liable
c. If at any time prior to the commencement of the tenancy or during the
for all rent owed, which means that each roommate is responsible to the
tenancy a roommate considers or is activated as an active duty member
landlord for the full amount of the rental unit’s rent if the other
of the US Military, the roommate agrees to inform the remaining
roommate(s) fail to pay rent.
roommates of his/her possible intentions or orders. The remaining
6. Rent is due on the __________ day of the month. Check which below
roommates acknowledge and understand that any active member of the
applies:
US Military is allowed to terminate their legal rights and obligations
under the federal law entitled The Service Members Civil Relief Act,
□ Rent is paid individually by each roommate. ______________ is the
however, the law does not terminate the legal rights and obligations of
Tenant Bookkeeper. The Tenant Bookkeeper will be responsible for
the remaining tenants, including the obligation for the entire rent
collecting all checks and turning them in to the Landlord.
amount.
□ Rent is paid by one check to the Landlord. ______________ is the
d. If the landlord’s prior written approval is required to change
Tenant Bookkeeper. The Tenant Bookkeeper will be responsible for
roommates (sublease), then (choose one): □ the departing roommate
opening and managing a separate checking account to be used by the
OR □ the remaining roommate(s) is/are responsible for obtaining the
roommates for rent and utilities. The Tenant Bookkeeper will collect all
landlord’s approval.
checks from the roommates and deposit them into the checking account.
12. The bedroom(s) will be allocated as follows: ________________________
The Tenant Bookkeeper will deliver one check for the entire rent to the
__________________________________________________________
Landlord. Roommates must give their checks to the Tenant Bookkeeper at
13. Special “house rules” about sharing space, furniture, appliances, food, use
least ______ days before the rent is due and upon request for utilities.
of the living room, common areas, decorations allowed in unit, etc. are:
7. Any roommate who does not meet the deadline for rent and incurs late fees
__________________________________________________________
will be solely responsible for paying those late fees immediately to the
__________________________________________________________
Landlord along with unpaid rent.
__________________________________________________________
8. The total Security Deposit for the Property is $_________________.
14. Overnight Guests: Each roommate (choose): □ does OR □ does not need
9. Security Deposit Payment – Choose which applies:
to obtain permission from the other roommates prior to having any
□ Each roommate has paid $_________ to the landlord OR
overnight guest(s). No overnight guest may stay longer than ______ nights
□ Each roommate has paid $_________ to ______________.
without additional approval of the other roommates.
This Roommate Agreement is provided for the mutual benefit of roommates, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice, you must contact an attorney.
ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
This Roommate Agreement is made by the following roommates:
10. Security Deposit Return – Choose which applies:
_________________________
_________________________
□ Each roommate will receive an equal share of the deposit when the
_________________________
_________________________
Landlord returns the deposit at the end of the tenancy, minus any
_________________________
_________________________
deductions. OR
_________________________
_________________________
□ Roommates will determine how to divide the deposit based on the
_________________________
_________________________
deductions and who individually should be charged for any damages.
11. If one roommate (“departing roommate”) elects to leave before the end of
The roommates are co-tenants in the rental property (“Property”) located at:
the lease term, it (check which applies) □ is OR □ is not that departing
_____________________________________________________
roommate’s responsibility to find a replacement roommate (“sublessor”).
The Landlord is: _______________________________________
The departing roommate will continue to be responsible for his/her share
Landlord’s address: _____________________________________
of the rent until the end of the lease term or until a sublessor starts paying
Landlord’s phone number: ________________________________
rent, whichever occurs first.
Landlord’s emergency maintenance number: __________________
a. Should the sublessor leave prior to the end of the lease term, the
Landlord’s email: _______________________________________
departing roommate will again be responsible for his/her share of the
rent.
The roommates agree to the following terms:
b. All of the remaining roommates (choose one): □ will have OR □ will
1. Roommates agree to be bound by all terms herein.
not have the right to approve the sublessor. Approval of a sublessor
2. The lease term is from _____________ to _______________.
may not be unreasonably withheld, but the sublessor must satisfy the
3. The total monthly rent is $__________________.
following criteria:_________________________________________
4. Each roommate agrees to pay $_____________ per month.
______________________________________________________
5. Roommates understand and agree that they are jointly and severally liable
c. If at any time prior to the commencement of the tenancy or during the
for all rent owed, which means that each roommate is responsible to the
tenancy a roommate considers or is activated as an active duty member
landlord for the full amount of the rental unit’s rent if the other
of the US Military, the roommate agrees to inform the remaining
roommate(s) fail to pay rent.
roommates of his/her possible intentions or orders. The remaining
6. Rent is due on the __________ day of the month. Check which below
roommates acknowledge and understand that any active member of the
applies:
US Military is allowed to terminate their legal rights and obligations
under the federal law entitled The Service Members Civil Relief Act,
□ Rent is paid individually by each roommate. ______________ is the
however, the law does not terminate the legal rights and obligations of
Tenant Bookkeeper. The Tenant Bookkeeper will be responsible for
the remaining tenants, including the obligation for the entire rent
collecting all checks and turning them in to the Landlord.
amount.
□ Rent is paid by one check to the Landlord. ______________ is the
d. If the landlord’s prior written approval is required to change
Tenant Bookkeeper. The Tenant Bookkeeper will be responsible for
roommates (sublease), then (choose one): □ the departing roommate
opening and managing a separate checking account to be used by the
OR □ the remaining roommate(s) is/are responsible for obtaining the
roommates for rent and utilities. The Tenant Bookkeeper will collect all
landlord’s approval.
checks from the roommates and deposit them into the checking account.
12. The bedroom(s) will be allocated as follows: ________________________
The Tenant Bookkeeper will deliver one check for the entire rent to the
__________________________________________________________
Landlord. Roommates must give their checks to the Tenant Bookkeeper at
13. Special “house rules” about sharing space, furniture, appliances, food, use
least ______ days before the rent is due and upon request for utilities.
of the living room, common areas, decorations allowed in unit, etc. are:
7. Any roommate who does not meet the deadline for rent and incurs late fees
__________________________________________________________
will be solely responsible for paying those late fees immediately to the
__________________________________________________________
Landlord along with unpaid rent.
__________________________________________________________
8. The total Security Deposit for the Property is $_________________.
14. Overnight Guests: Each roommate (choose): □ does OR □ does not need
9. Security Deposit Payment – Choose which applies:
to obtain permission from the other roommates prior to having any
□ Each roommate has paid $_________ to the landlord OR
overnight guest(s). No overnight guest may stay longer than ______ nights
□ Each roommate has paid $_________ to ______________.
without additional approval of the other roommates.
This Roommate Agreement is provided for the mutual benefit of roommates, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice, you must contact an attorney.
a. Additional Option (check if applies) □ During the final ______ days of
party will be deemed a “co-host” of the party. If any roommate objects, the
each quarter/semester, no overnight guests will be allowed.
party cannot take place. If a roommate does not object to the party, but
15. Utilities: Each roommate agrees to pay ______% of the utility charges
does not wish to co-host the party, the roommate must not attend the party
(choose all that apply): □ Electricity □ Gas □ Water/Sewer □ Trash
and make alternative arrangements for the evening and must not return to
□ Cable □ Internet
the rental unit until the party has ended.
16. Choose one: □ All utilities will be in the name of the Tenant Bookkeeper,
□ Other: _________________________________________________
who will then be responsible for collecting utility money and paying utilities
□ Roommates agree that no parties shall take place during finals week until
through a separate checking account OR □ bills will be in one roommate’s
all roommates have completed their exams, papers, and projects.
name (listed below) and all roommates will pay that roommate directly for
□ Roommates agree that during a hosted party, one co-host will be required
that utility charge:
to refrain from consuming any alcohol and will be the “designated co-host”
Electricity:_________________
Gas: ____________________
who will discuss any matters with law enforcement or neighbors, if
Water/Sewer: ______________
Trash: ___________________
necessary.
Cable: ____________________
Internet: _________________
□ No party shall permit more than ______ individuals. If the party should
17. Division or agreements on any other utility expenses (i.e. telephone, long
exceed the limit, the designated co-host must ask individuals to leave the
distance, etc.): ____________________________________________
premises.
_______________________________________________________
□ Roommates agree that if alcohol is to be served at the party, co-hosts will
18. The roommates will divide all household chores as follows:
devise a system (hand stamps, bracelets, etc.) to avoid furnishing alcohol to
__________________________________________________________
underage persons.
__________________________________________________________
□ Co-hosts agree that if the residents receive a noise citation under the state
__________________________________________________________
or local laws, all co-hosts will pay an equal share of the court fine and costs
19. During the hours of _______ to ______ , the roommates will maintain a
ordered.
noise level that will permit all of the roommates to study and/or sleep.
26. Any additional agreement of the parties:
20. During the final ________days of the quarter/semester, during the hours
__________________________________________________________
of _________ to ________ the roommates will maintain a noise level that
__________________________________________________________
will permit all of the roommates to study for exams or prepare for final
__________________________________________________________
papers or projects.
__________________________________________________________
21. Any roommate (or roommates) who creates noise for which a citation is
__________________________________________________________
issued by law enforcement shall be responsible for paying any fines and
____________________________________________
costs ordered by the court.
27. Any modifications to this agreement shall be in writing, attached to this
22. Choose the following:
agreement and initialed by all roommates.
Smoking □ is OR □ is not allowed in the rental unit.
Alcohol □ is OR □ is not allowed in the rental unit.
We, the undersigned roommates, agree to all terms listed above and herein:
□ Alcohol is only allowed in the rental unit by individual(s) of legal
Printed Name
Signature
Date
drinking age.
_______________________ __________________________ _________
23. Drugs □ is OR □ is not allowed in the rental unit.
_______________________ __________________________ _________
24. Parking: The roommates agree that parking space(s) located at:
_______________________ __________________________ _________
__________________________________________________________
_______________________ __________________________ _________
Shall be divided as follows:
_______________________ __________________________ _________
__________________________________________________________
_______________________ __________________________ _________
The cost of the parking space(s) shall be divided as follows:
_______________________ __________________________ _________
__________________________________________________________
_______________________ __________________________ _________
25. Parties (Mark all that Apply):
□ To host a party (“party” defined as a social gathering of 8 or more
people), a roommate (or roommates) must inform the other roommates of
the date, time and number of guests to be invited or expected to attend, and
obtain the consent of each roommate. Any roommate that consents to the
This Roommate Agreement is provided for the mutual benefit of roommates, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need legal advice, you must contact an attorney.

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