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					                                 Roommate Agreement

This Roommate Agreement (this Agreement) is made by the following Roommates:
John Doe; John Smith; and John Jones, hereinafter called the Roommates.
Said Roommates are co-tenants in the apartment located at (apartment number, street
address, city, and state) hereafter referred to as the Apartment.
 For and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in this Agreement, and
other good and valuable consideration, the parties agree as follows:

I.      Amount and Method of Payment of Rent. Unless otherwise expressly agreed
in writing, each Roommate shall be responsible for an equal per capita proportion of
rent lawfully owed to the landlord under the terms of the rental agreement, subject to
any subsequent lawful rent adjustment. Rent shall be tendered individually by each
Roommate when due to one designated Roommate, who shall submit all rent owed in a
timely fashion as per the rental agreement with the landlord. 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.

II.    Termination of Tenancy by Roommate. Any Roommate intending to terminate
his or her tenancy shall so inform the remaining Roommate(s) in possession, in writing,
a minimum of thirty (30) days before vacating the premises. Whenever possible, the
vacating Roommate shall reasonably assist the remaining Roommate(s) in finding a
suitable replacement Roommate. The vacating Roommate shall be responsible for any
and all current and outstanding charges, costs, or fees incurred by him or her during the
course of his or her tenancy and/or caused as a result of the vacation of his or her

III.   Household Expenses, Charges and/or Costs. Each Roommate shall be
responsible for an equal per capita proportion of common household expenses, charges
and/or costs, which amounts shall be paid promptly. Any additional charges, costs
and/or fees incurred by an individual Roommate shall be that individual Roommate’s
sole responsibility. Such amounts shall be paid promptly by the Roommate incurring

IV.    Guests. Upon reasonable oral or written notice to the other Roommate(s), a
Roommate may have an overnight guest stay in his/her room for a continuous period of
up to seven (7) days. A minimum of twenty-four (24) hours shall be deemed to be
reasonable notice in absence of evidence to the contrary. The "host" Roommate shall
be responsible for the actions and conduct of his or her guest. The "host" Roommate's
guest may remain beyond seven (7) days only with the express consent of the other
Roommate(s). If at any time the guest substantially interferes with the comfort, safety or
enjoyment of the other Roommate(s), any Roommate may revoke said guest's license
by expressly informing the "host" Roommate and/or the guest that the guest's
permission to stay in the rental unit has been revoked, along with the reason(s) for this
revocation. After said guest and/or the "host" Roommate have been so informed, eight
(8) hours shall be deemed a reasonable amount of time for the guest to vacate the
Description: This form is an agreement which can be adapted to either school roommates or roommates who are sharing expenses for other reasons. The landlord is not bound by this type of agreement. Some of things that the roommates should consider are the following: • Rent. What is everyone's share? Who will write the rent check if the landlord will accept only one check? • Space. Who will occupy which bedrooms? • Household chores. Who's responsible for cleaning, and on what schedule? • Food sharing. Will food, shopping, and cooking responsibilities be shared? How will you split the costs and work? • Overnight guests. Is it okay for boyfriends/girlfriends to stay over every night? • Moving out. If one of you decides to move, how much notice must be given? Must the departing tenant find an acceptable substitute? This form is a generic example that may be referred to when preparing such a form for your particular state. It is for illustrative purposes only. Local laws should be consulted to determine any specific requirements for such a form in a particular jurisdiction.
PARTNER William Glover
I received my B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1973 and my J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. I joined the firm of Wells Marble & Hurst in May 1976 as an Associate and became a Partner in 1979. While at Wells, I supervised all major real estate commercial loan transactions as well as major employment law cases. My practice also involved estate administration and general commercial law. I joined the faculty of Belhaven College, in Jackson, MS, in 1996 as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and College Attorney. While at Belhaven I taught Business Law and Business Ethics in the BBA and MBA programs; Judicial Process and Constitutional Law History for Political Science Department); and Sports Law for the Department of Sports Administration. I am now on the staff of US Legal Forms, Inc., and drafts forms, legal digests, and legal summaries. I am a LTC and was Staff Judge Advocate for the Mississippi State Guard from 2004-2008. I now serve as the Commanding Officer of the 220th MP BN at Camp McCain near Grenada, MS. I served on active duty during Hurricanes Dennis (July, 2005), Katrina (August, 2005) and Gustav in 2008. I played football at the University of Mississippi in 1969-1971 under Coach John Vaught. I am the author of the Sports Law Book (For Coaches and Administrators) and the Sports Law Handbook for Coaches and Administrators (with Legal Forms),