Sample Roommate Agreement
This Roommate Agreement is made by the following roommates:
The Roommates are co-tenants in the apartment located at
There /is/is not/ a written rental agreement or lease with the landlord, ____________________________, for the
Apartment (the "Rental Agreement").
The following Roommates have been named in the Rental Agreement:
The following Roommates have signed the Rental Agreement:
The Roommates agree to the following terms:
1. Rental Agreement. All of the Roommates agree to be bound by all of the terms of the Rental Agreement.
2. Lease Term. Each of the Roommates will live in the Apartment:
> for the period set forth in the Rental Agreement with the landlord, beginning on _________________
and ending on __________________.
> on a month-to month basis, and may terminate this Roommate Agreement by giving thirty days
advance written notice to the other Roommates. (Note: This option does not affect any liability a
roommate may have to the landlord pursuant to the Rental Agreement.)
3. Rent. The total monthly rent for the Apartment is $_________. Each Roommate will pay the following
Rent shall be payable on the ____ day of each month directly to ________________________________. The
Roommates understand that they are jointly and severally liable for the full amount of the rent, which means that
each roommate is responsible to the landlord for the full amount of the Apartment’s rent if the other roommates
fail to pay their share.
4. Security Deposit. The total security deposit for the unit is $_________. Each Roommate has paid / to the
landlord / to _______________________ the following
amount(s):__________________________________________. Each Roommate will receive a his/her share of
the deposit when the landlord returns it at the end of the tenancy. Any deductions from the deposit shall be
shared by all the Roommates in proportion to the amount of deposit paid; however, any damage caused by one of
the Roommates shall be paid only by that Roommate. The deposit /does /does not/include last month’s rent.
5. Early Termination of the Tenancy. If one roommate elects to leave before the end of the lease term
described in paragraph 2, it / is /is not/ that roommate’s responsibility to find a replacement. The departing
roommate /will/will not/ continue to be responsible for his/her share of the rent until the end of the lease term or a
replacement roommate starts paying rent, whichever occurs first.
All of the remaining roommates /will have /will not/ have the right to approve the replacement
roommate. Approval of a replacement roommate may not be withheld unreasonably, but the replacement
roommate must satisfy the following criteria:
The landlord’s prior written approval is required to change roommates, and/the departing roommate /the
remaining roommate(s)/ is/are responsible for obtaining that approval.
6. Living Arrangements. The bedroom(s) will be allocated as follows:
Special "house rules" about sharing space, furniture, appliances, and food in the Apartment are:
7. Overnight Guests. Each roommate /does /does not/ need to obtain permission from the other
roommate(s) prior to the stay of any overnight guest(s). No overnight guest(s) may stay longer
than ______ nights without the permission of the other roommate(s).