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THIS ROOMMATE AGREEMENT (the "Agreement") is entered into on this, ______________ _____, ________.



(the "Roommates")

In regards to the :


(Hereafter referred to as the "Property")
    There is not a written lease agreement with the landlord for the Property (the "Lease Agreement").

    To terminate the agreement, days notice must be given.
    shall pay $ per term.

    Payment shall be made to , on or before the of each term during the entire length of this Agreement. 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 rent if the other roommates fail to pay their share.

    The total security deposit for the house is $, paid by all the roommates collectively. Each Roommate will pay as detailed below:

    : $

    Each roommate will receive their share of the deposit when the landlord returns it at the end of the tenancy or when a substitute roommate moves in and replace this leaving roommate portion of the deposit. Any deductions from the deposit shall be shared by all the Roommates in proportion to the amount of deposit paid; however any damage made by one of the Roommates or their guests shall be deducted from that Roommate portion of the deposit.

    Each roommate agrees to pay his/her share as of the utility and service charges detailed below and will pay for all of those charges for which they are directly responsible.
    : %

    The Roommates shall comply with all obligations required by tenants by applicable provisions of the building, house and health codes; maintain the Property in good condition during the entire length of this, the Agreement, and will neither cause nor allow any abuse of the facilities therein.
    The Roommates will notify the Landlord of any condition that may create harm or cause damage to the Property. If the Property, or any part of the Property is partially damaged by fire or other casualty not due to the negligence or willful act of the Roommates or an agent of the Roommates, the Property will be immediately repaired by the Landlord and there will be an abatement of rent corresponding with the time during which the Property was untreatable.
    Upon the termination or expiration of this Agreement the Roommates shall redeliver the property, amenities, furniture, appliances and any other applicable aspects of the Property, in as good condition as at the commencement of the Agreement or as may be put in during the Agreement. Reasonable wear and tear from use and obsolescence to the Property shall be accepted. Furthermore, the Landlord retains a Landlords Lien on all personal property placed upon the premises to secure the payment of rent and any damages to the property.

    Roommates shall make no alterations, construct any additions or make any other improvements to the Premises without prior written consent of Landlord. Any and all alterations, changes, and/or improvements built, constructed or placed on the Premises by Tenant shall, unless otherwise provided by written agreement between Landlord and Tenant, be and become the property of Landlord and remain on the Premises at the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement.
    Abandonment is defined as absence of the Roommates from the premises for a period of seven (7) or more consecutive days while rent or any owing monies remain unpaid - whereupon Roommates will be considered in breach of this Agreement. If Roommates abandons the Premises during the term of this Agreement, the Landlord may enter the Premises by any legal means, without being liable for such entering, and without becoming liable to the Roommates for damages caused upon entering. Landlord may consider any personal property belonging to the Roommates and left on the property to also have been abandoned, in which case the Landlord may dispose of all such personal property in any manner the Landlord deems proper without becoming liable to the Roommates for doing so.
    The Landlord may at its option terminate the Agreement and re-let the Premises, and may receive and collect all rent payable by virtue of such re-letting. Had this Agreement continued in force, the Landlord may hold the Roommates liable for any difference between the rent that would have been payable under this Agreement during the balance of the unexpired term and the net rent for such period realized by the Landlord by means of the re-letting.
    Should any conflicts arise between any party of this Agreement and the applicable legislation of the State of , the State Laws will prevail and such provisions of the Agreement will be amended or deleted as necessary in order to comply with the State Laws. Furthermore, any provisions that are required by State Laws may be subsequently incorporated into this Agreement.
    In the event any of the provisions of this Agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, those provisions to the extent enforceable and all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valid and enforceable as though the invalid or unenforceable parts had not been included in this Agreement.
    If Roommates fails to fulfill or perform any obligation under this Agreement, Roommates shall be in default of this Lease. Roommates shall receive days' notice by Landlord to cure the default (i.e. Non-payment of rent). In the event Roommates does not cure a default, Landlord may at Landlord option cure such default and the cost will be added to Roommates financial obligations under this lease, or declare Roommates in default of the Agreement. Landlord may re-enter the premises and re-take possession of the Premises in the event of default. After default, Roommates may be held liable for the balance of the unpaid rent under this Agreement if Landlord cannot re-let the Premises during the remaining term of this Agreement.
    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any prior written or oral covenants or representations relating thereto and not set forth herein shall be binding on either party hereto. This Agreement may not be amended, modified, extended, or supplemented except by written instrument executed by the Landlord and Roommates. The Landlord has made no representation or warranty to Roommates except as herein expressly set forth.
    This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of .

    Headings are inserted for the convenience of the parties only and are not to be considered when interpreting this Agreement. In interpreting the language of this Agreement, the Landlord and Tenant will be treated as having drafted this Agreement after meaningful negotiations. The language in this Agreement will be construed as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either Party.

The parties hereby indicate by their signatures below that they have read and agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement in its entirety.
Print Name:___________________________

Dated: ______________ _____, ________.


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