When two or more people are moving into an apartment and would like to define their rights and responsibilities while living together, they can use a Roommate Agreement.
When two or more people are moving into an apartment and would like to define their rights and responsibilities while living together, they can use a Roommate Agreement. While most lease agreements cover most of it, it often does not cover the relationships between the roommates, and that is why the Roommate Agreement can be a handy document for them.
In the document, all of the parties are able to set the terms and other information related to the roommates, such as what is expected from each of them. This can be the rules of expected quiet hours, pets acceptance, or other general topics.
A well-written document protects all the roommates in case any future disputes arise.
You fill out a form. The document is created before your eyes as you respond to the questions.
At the end, you receive it in Word and PDF formats. You can modify it and reuse it.
With this Roommate Agreement, the parties will be able to hit several essential points of agreement, such as how the security deposit, rent, and utilities will get paid, as well as how they plan to utilize the common areas in the dwelling.
Each party should agree to all the terms and sign the document before moving in. We recommend keeping copies in case any future dispute arises.
No laws outline what must be put into a Roommate Agreement. Although the accepted practice is to write as much information as possible. The parties may be subject to the laws of their individual state regarding the lease and regarding general contract principles.