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Roommate Contract

This contract covers acceptable behavior for all people living at or visiting {address}. It must be signed by any person who is a roommate, and it is accepted that any guest of the household will likewise be informed of and abide by these rules when applicable.

Lease
All roommates will be legally and officially liable for all damage to the apartment and rent because all roommates will be on the lease officially.

Rent
Rent will be calculated as follows: {describe how rent will be calculated (divided by people, divided by square footage of rooms, or other method)}. In cases of rent increases, the additional rent will be proportionately distributed.

Subletters
Subletting the apartment {is/is not} permissible. In cases when a subletter will be used, he or she must pass not only the landlord background check but also investigation by remaining roommates. It is understood that roommates may veto the subletter by vote, but that all effort will be made by remaining roommates to find a suitable match.

Utilities
Utilities will be divided as follows: {describe method of dividing utilities, such as by person}. Special utilities used by only some members of the household will be paid for by those using the utilities.

Communal Areas
Communal areas of the apartment will be at all times kept clean and free of clutter. Food in communal areas must be clearly marked, but will not be considered available to other members of the household unless explicitly marked with communal markings.
Cleaning of the apartment will be the responsibility of the person who creates the mess, with grand cleanings scheduled at regular intervals. Use of all communal areas should be undertaken with consideration for others.
The rules regarding use of the bathrooms will remain flexible, but it is understood that excessively long use of the bathroom will not be appreciated and may cause household tension.

Private Areas
While private areas are to be considered off limits to all but the designated occupant and guests, some restrictions on use of private areas do apply.
Excessive mess in private areas creates the possibility of permanent damage and will not be tolerated. {List additional forbidden activities}

Chores
Chores will be a flexible category that changes as new needs arise. However, some duties will be consistent throughout the duration of the living engagement. For example, {list chores and who will do them}. Additional dispersal of chores will be determined as needs arise. Redistribution of chores is not mandatory and is at the discretion of the roommates in each individual case.

Guests
The policy regarding guests takes two parts: first, what types of guests will be allowed, and second, cases in which an extended guest will be asked to pay rent. Firstly, guests will be allowed without prior notification of other household members, but consideration must be exercised. {Explain further rules concerning guests, such as any existing three strikes rules.}
Secondly, guests who will stay for more than {number} nights in a month will be asked to pay rent and will, in effect, become roommates. These guests will also be required to contribute to utilities. Regarding dating, {list policy as it applies to partners, such as exceptions if the roommate splits the time at the partner's apartment}.

Pets
Pets are {allowed/not allowed}. The landlord pet policy states {list policy}. Roommates agree to the following pets: {list pets}. Responsibility for these animals will be borne solely by their respective owners, except when special care has been arranged with other members of the household or outside parties.

Social Policy and Etiquette
{Explicitly detail any unacceptable behaviors, such as drug use, late night parties, or moral issues. If the unit has quiet hours, these should be listed here as well.}

Other Provisions
{List other provisions here, including maximum and minimum apartment temperatures, special allergies, or television reservations.}

 

 

 

 

 

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