Bring in a roommate to share the rent and reduce your rental costs with this Michigan Roommate Agreement.
- The landlord must consent to the Agreement, because it will involve different people moving in over the course of the rental term.
- Any roommate who plans to vacate the premises is responsible for finding a suitable replacement roommate, and for continuing to pay rent and utilities if he/she fails to find a replacement before moving out.
- The Agreement provides for either equal sharing of rent and expenses, or for a different split of the bills based on usage.
- If pets are allowed, each roommate is solely responsible for cleaning up after, and repairing any damage caused by, his/her pet.
- Each roommate is responsible for complying with the terms of the rental agreement.
- The roommates agree not to use the personal property of any other roommate without their consent.
- All roommates are equally responsible for cleaning and household duties.
This Michigan Roommate Agreement is provided in MS Word format, and is fully editable to fit your specific circumstances.
ROOMMATE AGREEMENT (MICHIGAN) THIS AGREEMENT made effective as of the _____ day of ______________, _______. BETWEEN: [NAME OF ROOMMATE #1] - and - [NAME OF ROOMMATE #2] [add more parties if there are more than 2 roommates] (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Roommates” and individually as a “Roommate”) - and - [NAME OF LANDLORD] of __________________________ [insert landlord’s address] (“Landlord”) WHEREAS the parties have entered into a rental agreement (the “Rental Agreement”) dated __________ [insert date] with respect to the rental premises located at ______________ [insert address of rental premises] (the “Premises”); AND WHEREAS the Roommates will rent the Premises on a co-tenancy basis as roommates, and are executing this Agreement to set out in writing the rights and responsibilities of each Roommate; AND WHEREAS Landlord, by executing this Agreement, has consented to this arrangement, subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set out. NOW THEREFORE it is hereby agreed between the parties as follows: 1. Term and Termination 1.1 This Agreement shall become effective on __________ [insert date] and shall continue to remain in effect until the Rental Agreement is terminated. 1.2 Each Roommate must give the other Roommate(s) and Landlord thirty (30) days written notice if such Roommate plans to move out prior to termination of the Rental Agreement. 1.3 A departing Roommate is responsible for paying his/her proportionate share of rent and all expenses up to the date of departure, and for paying any personal long distance or other charges for which the departing Roommate is solely responsible. 1.4 A departing Roommate is solely responsible for finding a suitable replacement roommate, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Landlord and the remaining Roommate(s). If the departing Roommate leaves without finding a suitable replacement, the departing Roommate shall continue to be liable for rent and utilities as set out in this Agreement until such time as a suitable replacement is found, or until the expiration of this Agreement. Unpaid rent shall be deducted by Landlord from the departing Roommate's portion of the security deposit. -2- 2. Rent and Utilities (select one of the following options and delete the other) 2.1 [If all roommates are contributing equally to rent] Each Roommate shall be responsible for his/her proportionate share of the rent payable each and every month under the term of this Agreement. OR 2.1 [if rent is being paid disproportionately] The Roommates will pay the monthly rent in the following proportions: Name of Roommate Amount of Rent Roommate #1 Rent $_________ / ______% Roommate #2 Rent $_________ / ______% Rent is due on the ____ day of each month in accordance with the Rental Agreement. The Roommates will pay the rent in the following manner: _______________ [set out whether each roommate is to make their rent payment separately, or whether one roommate will collect rent from the others and submit payment]. 2.2 The following utilities and services shall be / have been arranged and paid for as follows: Item Name on Account Deposit ($) Deposit Paid by How Bill is (Responsible for Shared Payment) Gas Water Electricity Newspaper Cable TV Phone Newspaper Internet 3. Security Deposit Each Roommate has paid or will pay the following amount of security deposit to Landlord: Name of Roommate Amount of Security Deposit Roommate #1 Rent $_________ / ______% Roommate #2 Rent $_________ / ______% Each Roommate is responsible for paying the costs of any damage to the Premises caused by his/her action or inaction, or those of his/her family or guests. If any damage occurs the cause of which cannot be determined, the Roommates agree to split the cost of damages equally among them. 4. Long Distance Telephone [use this provision if there is a land line on the premises, but delete it if the roommates only use their cell phones for calls] Each Roommate shall be responsible for paying his/her own long distance telephone calls and charges, and for any charges attributable to a non-tenant under their supervision. 5. Responsibilities Each Roommate is responsible for the following: -3- (a) to comply with all obligations imposed by applicable provisions of the building and housing codes materially affecting health and safety of those occupying the Premises, as well as the Premises itself; (b) to keep the Premises clean and in good condition; (c) to dispose of all refuse in a safe and clean manner; (d) to use all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other facilities and appliances in a reasonable manner; (e) to not
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