"Roommate Agreement Template" - City of Boulder, Colorado

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ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
[NOTE: Boulder City Ordinance restricts the number of persons who may legally reside in a rental unit to 3 unrelated
persons in a low-density zoning area or 4 unrelated persons in a high-density zoning area. However, certain properties
may be exempt from these limitations based upon zoning variances or the age of the property. You are encouraged to
check with the City of Boulder Zoning Office at 303-441-3270 to determine what the legal occupancy limit is for your
specific rental property.]
This Roommate Agreement is made by the following parties (hereafter “the Roommates”) for the
rental property located at ______________________________ (hereinafter “the Residence”) for
the time period from ____________ to ____________. The total amount of rent for the
Residence each month is $ _____________ and the Roommates also have previously paid a
security deposit to the landlord of $ ______________. The Roommates agree that they are each
responsible for their proportionate share of rent and security deposit as follows:
ROOMMATE
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All Roommates understand that they are all jointly responsible for the lease obligations and that,
by law, any one of them may be held individually responsible for the total amounts owed under
the lease. Therefore agree that should one Roommate pay any amount in excess of his/her
proportionate share as outlined in this Agreement, that Roommate shall have the right to collect
from the other Roommates their proportionate share of any such excess amount. Any deductions
from the deposit shall be shared by all the Roommates equally unless otherwise agreed upon
below; however, the cost of any damage caused solely by one of the Roommates or a
Roommate’s exclusive guest which is deducted from the security deposit shall be the sole
responsibility of that Roommate. The Roommates agree to share equally any additional common
costs and expenses for the Residence, such as cleaning supplies, sundries, etc.
ROOMMATE AGREEMENT
[NOTE: Boulder City Ordinance restricts the number of persons who may legally reside in a rental unit to 3 unrelated
persons in a low-density zoning area or 4 unrelated persons in a high-density zoning area. However, certain properties
may be exempt from these limitations based upon zoning variances or the age of the property. You are encouraged to
check with the City of Boulder Zoning Office at 303-441-3270 to determine what the legal occupancy limit is for your
specific rental property.]
This Roommate Agreement is made by the following parties (hereafter “the Roommates”) for the
rental property located at ______________________________ (hereinafter “the Residence”) for
the time period from ____________ to ____________. The total amount of rent for the
Residence each month is $ _____________ and the Roommates also have previously paid a
security deposit to the landlord of $ ______________. The Roommates agree that they are each
responsible for their proportionate share of rent and security deposit as follows:
ROOMMATE
Amount of Rent Obligation
Security Deposit Paid
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All Roommates understand that they are all jointly responsible for the lease obligations and that,
by law, any one of them may be held individually responsible for the total amounts owed under
the lease. Therefore agree that should one Roommate pay any amount in excess of his/her
proportionate share as outlined in this Agreement, that Roommate shall have the right to collect
from the other Roommates their proportionate share of any such excess amount. Any deductions
from the deposit shall be shared by all the Roommates equally unless otherwise agreed upon
below; however, the cost of any damage caused solely by one of the Roommates or a
Roommate’s exclusive guest which is deducted from the security deposit shall be the sole
responsibility of that Roommate. The Roommates agree to share equally any additional common
costs and expenses for the Residence, such as cleaning supplies, sundries, etc.
The Roommates further agree to the following terms, rules, and conditions of the
Residence:
LATE FEES: Any Roommate who is late paying rent is solely responsible for payment of any
late fees assessed and agrees to reimburse the other Roommates for such late fees. Similarly, if
any Roommate pays rent by check which is returned by the bank will be solely responsible for
payment of any fees or charges assessed by the bank and/or landlord and agrees to reimburse the
other Roommates for such fees and charges.
CONTACT PERSON:
Roommates agree that __________________________________
shall be designated as the primary contact person to the landlord to issue and receive notices for
purposes of repair, maintenance, or other communications with the landlord. The contact person
agrees to notify all other Roommates of any scheduled maintenance or repairs by the landlord.
_____ (Contact person’s initials if applicable) The contact person shall also be designated to
receive the residual security deposit returned by the landlord at the end of the lease and shall
thereafter disburse the security deposit to the other roommates according to this agreement.
UTILITIES: Roommates agree to pay for basic utilities in an equal share, including electricity,
water and sewer, gas, and trash service charges. Roommates agree that cable, satellite, and/or
high-speed internet charges shall be apportioned as follows:
Cable/Satellite:__________________________________________________________
High Speed Internet:______________________________________________________
REPAIRS AND/OR MAINTENANCE: The cost of any routine maintenance or repairs during
the lease shall be shared equally by the Roommates. However, the cost of repairs for damages
caused solely by one of the Roommates or a Roommate’s exclusive guest shall be paid only by
that Roommate.
REPLACEMENT ROOMMATES: If a roommate elects to leave before the end of the lease
term, it is primarily that roommate’s responsibility to find a replacement, however the remaining
roommates will also use good faith efforts to assist in locating a replacement roommate. The
departing roommate will continue to be responsible for his/her share of the rent until the
replacement roommate starts paying rent. The remaining roommates will have the right to
approve of the replacement roommate, but agree not to unreasonably withhold approval. The
departing roommate also agrees to obtain the landlord’s written approval for the change of
roommates.
OVERNIGHT GUESTS:
Roommates agree to respect each others desire to have overnight
guests. However, each Roommate agrees to notify and obtain the permission of the other
Roommate(s) prior to having any overnight guest(s) stay for a period longer than ______ nights
per month. Objection by the majority of roommates to any Roommate’s guest practices shall be
binding and Roommates agree to consult with the CU Ombuds Office to assist in resolving any
disagreement.
GROUND RULES: The Roommates also agree to the following Residence ground rules:
Food will be bought and stored (individually) (collectively):_______________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
General Standard of Cleanliness:_____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Cleaning Schedule:_______________________________________________________
Kitchen:__________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Bathrooms: ________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Common Areas: ___________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Outdoor/Yard Maintenance (if required by lease):________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Smoking ___is ____ is not allowed in the Residence.
Alcohol ___is ____ is not allowed in the Residence.
Drugs ____ are ____ are not allowed in the Residence.
NOISE LEVELS/STUDY TIME:
Roommates agree to maintain a noise level that will permit
all of the Roommates to study after _______ p.m. In addition, Roommates agree that during
finals and preparation for finals, they will be especially aware of noise levels and will take into
consideration each Roommates exam schedule and study times. Any Roommate(s) who create
noise for which a citation is issued by law enforcement shall be responsible for paying any fines
and costs ordered by the court
PARTIES:
Roommates agree that a party will be defined as a social gathering of ___ or more
people (excluding Roommates) at the Residence. Roommates agree that they will to the best of
their ability inform the other Roommates of the date, time, and number of guests to be invited to
any party and obtain the consent of each Roommate. If any one roommate objects to the party,
then that Roommate agrees to make alternative arrangements for the evening. Roommates agree
not to have any parties during the final exam period, until such time as all Roommates have
completed their exams or have specifically consented to the party. Roommates agree that if they
host a party, they will designate one person to be the sober contact person for purposes of talking
to police and/or neighbors. Roommates agree that if a noise citation is issued during the party,
the Roommate or Roommates who are hosting the party will pay an equal share of any fines
and/or costs ordered.
PRIVACY:
Roommates agree that they will respect the privacy of each Roommate and will
not enter the respective bedroom or borrow any personal items of another Roommate without
first obtaining the Roommate’s permission.
PETS:
Roommates may have pets only if allowed by the lease and agreed upon by all
Roommates. Each Roommate who has a pet shall be responsible for any damage caused by his
or her pet, including but not limited to damages to furniture, carpet, doors, lawn, blinds, etc. The
Roommate who owns the pet agrees to reimburse the other Roommates for any monies withheld
from the security deposit for any damage or expense caused by his or her pet.
MOVE-OUT CLEANING: Roommates agree to participate equally to the extent possible in
the final cleaning of the Residence at the end of the lease. Any Roommate who does not
participate in the final cleaning, unless otherwise provided herein, agrees to pay the other
Roommates _________________for the time spent in the final cleaning, which amount shall be
deducted from the non-cleaning Roommate’s security deposit and divided among the
Roommates who did the final cleaning work.
Should any of the Roommates move out of the Residence prior to the end of the lease,
that Roommate shall, prior to moving out: 1) provide a valid forwarding mailing address to the
remaining Roommates; 2) pay any outstanding charges or fees for which that Roommate is
solely responsible; 3) make arrangements to either return to assist in the final cleaning and/or
payment of the final cleaning costs; 4) make arrangements for storage of their property/furniture
outside the Residence, and; 5) document (including pictures) the general condition of and any
obvious damage to the Residence and, in particular, to their specific room.
 
Any modification to this Agreement must be in writing, signed by all the Roommates. Any
additional provisions are attached hereto, initialed by all Roommates.
Additional Provisions:___________________________________________________________
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We, the undersigned Roommates, have read and agree to the terms set forth above.
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