Roommate Agreement

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This is an agreement that is entered into between the roommates of a dwelling that sets out the rules and responsibilities of each roommate. This agreement specifies the rental amount each roommate is accountable for, cleaning responsibilities, overnight guest policy, and much more. This agreement can be used by individuals that have roommates and want to provide a document that clearly establishes the rights and obligations of each party.

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									This is an agreement that is entered into between the roommates of a dwelling that sets
out the rules and responsibilities of each roommate. This agreement specifies the rental
amount each roommate is accountable for, cleaning responsibilities, overnight guest
policy, and much more. This agreement can be used by individuals that have
roommates and want to provide a document that clearly establishes the rights and
obligations of each party.
                           ROOMMATE AGREEMENT

        This Roommate Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made on this ___ day of
_____________, 20___ [Instruction: Insert Date] (the “Effective Date”) by and between
__________________ [Instruction: Insert Roommate 1 Name] (“Roommate 1”) and
___________________ [Instruction: Insert Roommate 2 Name] (“Roommate 2”), collectively
referred to herein as the “Parties.”
                                      RECITALS

       WHEREAS, Parties have entered into a Lease Agreement (the “Lease”) together with
___________________ [Instruction: Insert Landlord Name] (the “Landlord”) dated the _____
day of ___________, 20___ [Instruction: Insert Lease Date] in respect of the rental premises
located at _____________________ [Instruction: Insert Address] (the “Rental Premises”); and

        WHEREAS, the Parties desire to provide for the equal sharing of all responsibilities and
costs of leasing the Rental Premises.

       NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and
other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby
acknowledged, the Parties hereby agree to the following terms.

                                            TERMS

1.     TERM AND TERMINATION

       A.     The term (the “Term”) of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date
above, and shall continue in full force and effect until the end of the term of the Lease or until
either of the Parties has vacated and found a suitable replacement roommate pursuant to
Paragraph 1(B) hereto.

         B.     The Parties hereto hereby acknowledge and agree that the Lease provides for a
______________ [Instruction: Insert Type and Duration of Lease] of the Rental Premises. The
Parties hereby agree that each of them shall provide at least ____ (___) days’ advance written
notice to the other in the event one of the Parties intends to vacate the Rental Premises (the
“Leaving Party”) prior to the end of the Lease. The Leaving Party shall use its best efforts to
find a suitable replacement roommate for the remainder of the term of the Lease. Should the
Leaving Party be unable to find a suitable replacement roommate prior to the date the Leaving
Party intends to vacate the Rental Premises, the Leaving Party shall be responsible and liable for
all of the terms and conditions of the Lease, until such time as a suitable replacement roommate
is found and shall be responsible for the Leaving Party’s portion of all rent due and owing to
Landlord.

2.     PAYMENTS

       A.      Security Deposit
                The Parties hereto acknowledge and agree that a security deposit in the amount of
___________ dollars ($______) [Instruction: Insert Amount] has been paid by each of the
Parties to Landlord upon the execution of the Lease. The Parties acknowledge and agree that
each Party shall be solely responsible for any and all damages caused by each or by the guests of
each. Should any damage occur to the Rental Premises where the cause cannot be determined,
the Parties hereby agree to divide equally the cost of any and all repairs required.

       B.      Monthly Rent

              The Parties hereto acknowledge and agree that each of them is responsible for
monthly rent as follows, payable to the Landlord in accordance with the terms of the Lease.

ROOMMATE                                           MONTHLY RENT DUE
______________ [Instruction: Insert Name]          $_________ [Instruction: Rent Amount]
______________ [Instruction: Insert Name]          $_________ [Instruction: Rent Amount]

       C.      Utilities

               The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that all utilities in respect of the Rental
Premises shall be divided equally between the Parties and paid when such utilities are due.

3.     CO-HABITATION

       A.      Cleaning

                The Parties hereby agree that each Party shall be equally responsible for cleaning,
maintaining, and tidying the Rental Premises (including household duties such as taking out the
trash, etc.). The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that they shall divide equally between
them, all costs for household supplies, including but not limited to, cleaning supplies, toiletries,
and personal hygiene products such as toilet paper. The Parties shall give written notice of any
concerns about cleanliness to each other in a polite and professional manner. If a Party fails to
repair the condition within ____ (___) days following receipt of such notice, said Party shall be
in breach of this Agreement. In such a case, the non-breaching Party may hire a cleaning service
to remedy the issue and require the breaching Party to pay for such services within ____ (___)
days of receipt of invoice for same. Repeated violation of this provision shall be considered a
material breach of this Agreement.

       B.      Dishes

               Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Paragraph 3(A) above, in
connection with the preparation of food, each Party shall be responsible for cleaning,
maintaining, and tidying the kitchen and washing his or her own dishes. The Parties shall give
written notice of any concerns about cleanliness to each other in a polite and professional
manner. If a Party fails to fix the condition within ____ (___) days following receipt of such
notice, said Party shall be in breach of this Agreement. In such a case, the non-breaching Party
may hire a cleaning service to remedy the problem and require the breaching Party to pay for


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such services within ___ (__) days of receipt of invoice for same. Repeated violation of this
provision shall be considered a material breach of this Agreement.

       C.      Food

              The Parties hereby acknowledge and agree that each Party shall be responsible for
the purchasing of his or her own food. In the event that a Party breaches the foregoing, the non-
breaching Party shall invoice the breaching Party for any and all costs and the breaching Party
shall repay the non-breaching Party within ____ (__) days of receipt of invoice for same.
Repeated violation of this provision shall be considered a material breach of this Agreement.

       D.      Pets

               Should the Lease permit the Parties to own and keep pets in the Rental Premises,
the Parties acknowledge and agree that each Party shall be responsible for the care and upkeep of
his or her pet and for any and all damages such pet may cause to the Rental Premises. In the
event that a Party breaches the foregoing, the non-breaching Party shall invoice the breaching
Party for any and all costs and the breaching Party shall repay the non-breaching Party within
____ (__) days of receipt of invoice for same. Repeated violation of this provision shall be
considered a material breach of this Agreement.

       E.      Personal Items

                Each of the Parties hereto shall refrain from borrowing or using the other Party’s
personal items without prior consent of that Party. In the event that personal property that is
borrowed by a Party is damaged while in that Party’s possession, such Party shall be liable and
responsible to pay for any and all damage to the personal items, including but not limited to, the
repair or replacement of such personal item. In the event that a Party breaches the foregoing, the
non-breaching Party shall invoice the breaching Party for any and all costs and the breaching
Party shall repay the non-breaching Party within ____ (__) days of receipt of invoice for same.
Repeated violation of this provision shall be considered a material breach of this Agreement.

       F.      Illegal Drugs

                The Parties hereby agree that the use of illegal drugs shall not be permitted at any
time in or around the Rental Premises. Any Party keeping or using an illegal drug on the Lease
Premises in violation hereof shall be liable the non-breaching Party for liquidated damages in the
amount of ______________ dollars ($___) [Instruction: Insert Amount] per violation. Repeated
violation of this provision shall be considered a material breach of the Agreement.

       G.      Overnight Guests

               The Parties hereby agree that each Party may, at any given time, be permitted to
have ___ (__) overnight guest(s) stay at the Rental Premises. The Parties hereby further agree
that any such overnight guest shall not be permitted to stay at the Rental Premises for more than
___________ (___) [Instruction: Insert Number of Days] consecutive days at a time. Any Party



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who violates any provision in this Paragraph without the express written permission of the other
Party shall be liable to the non-breaching Party for liquidated damages in the amount of
__________ dollars ($___) [Instruction: Insert Amount] for each occurrence. Multiple guests
shall count as multiple occurrences. Repeated violation of this provision shall be considered a
material breach of the Agreement.

       H.      Privacy/Noise

                The Parties hereby agree that each Party shall respect the other's privacy and use
all of his or her reasonable best efforts to maintain a suitable noise level at all times. Repeated
violation of this provision shall be considered a material breach of the Agreement.

       I.      Telephone Messages

                In the event that the Parties have a landline telephone (the “Telephone”), the
Parties agree that, if one of the Party answers the Telephone and the call is intended for the other
Party, who is unavailable, the answering Party shall take a message for the other Party.
Telephone messages shall be legible and shall be provided to the Party for whom they were
intended in a prompt manner. Repeated violation of this provision shall be considered a material
breach of the Agreement.

4.     MISCELLANEOUS

        A.      The Parties hereto shall resolve their disputes in a fair and mature fashion and
shall seek the help of a mediator or alternative dispute resolution agency if they are unable to
agree to a resolution on their own. The Parties shall share the cost of any mediation or
alternative dispute resolution. The results of any negotiation or mediation shall be recorded or
reduced to writing for review by the Parties. If it is necessary to litigate any dispute arising
under this Agreement, the losing party shall pay all court costs, reasonable collection costs, and
reasonable attorney fees.

       B.     This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties pertaining to
the subject matter of herein and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, negotiations
and discussions, whether oral or written.

        C.     This Agreement may not be assigned by either of the Parties without the prior
written consent of the other.

       D.      Waiver by any Party of any term or condition of this Agreement on any one
occasion shall not waive the right to enforce that term or condition on any subsequent occasion.

       IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the
day and year first written above.




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ROOMMATE 1                                      ROOMMATE 2



___________________ [Instruction: sign]   ___________________ [Instruction: sign]




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