What should roommates agree to in writing, beyond the lease?
April 4, 2012 7:45 AM Subscribe
I'm moving into an apartment with a new roommate and want to draw up a basic agreement (beyond our lease) covering our division of responsibilities and expectations in case one of us wants to move out. What should such a document cover?
posted by philosophygeek to Human Relations (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
The roommate and I know each other and have a shared group of friends, so I'm not expecting anything awful, but I want to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. The obvious thing is to include how the rent/utilities are to be divided (since the lease says that we are jointly and separately liable for the full amount) and what the financial responsibilities would be if one of us wanted to move out before the lease is up. But what else should we plan out and agree on (in writing) beforehand?