Missouri Roommate Agreement Form

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The Missouri Roommate Agreement Form will help steer the relationship between those sharing a residence in a positive direction. Oftentimes verbal agreements break down over time for a variety of factors ranging from a lack of discussion to differences of opinion regarding specifics of the original agreement. In some cases, this may damage otherwise positive roommate arrangements or end them altogether. Such unfortunate outcomes may be easily remedied by simply documenting them on paper then further solidified with a signature from each roommate. This ensures an adherence to the original agreement and the fairness of showing a uniform agreement across all roommates.

This document should not be taken as a binding lease agreement with the Property Owner/Landlord.  The terms and conditions documented in this contract will only be binding on the roommates, themselves, for as long as this agreement is in effect. Even if the Property Owner/Landlord provides a consent signature. Only the Master Lease with the Property Owner/Landlord (of which at least one of the roommates must hold) would be considered binding upon the Property Owner. Naturally, the time period named as this agreement’s effective date should not reach beyond the Master Lease, as this has no way of being enforceable.

How to Write

Step 1 – In Section 1, define the Parties involved, relevant Dates to this contract, and the property this lease will concern. Do this by first entering the Date of the agreement in the first blank space available. Next, enter the full name of the New Tenant (new roommate), the full name of the Landlord/Principal (the roommate who holds the lease with the Property Owner), and the full name of each Current Co-Tenant (other roommates). Then enter the address of the Property being leased. Finally, define the Start Date (day this lease goes into effect) and the End Date (day this lease no long binds the parties to each other and the property).

Step 2 – In Section 2, you must define the Security Deposit. The first blank space will need the Security Deposit the New Tenant/Roommate entered. Do this in words on the first blank line and numerically on the second blank line. Then enter the total Security Deposit the Property Owner requires from the Landlord/Principal.

Step 3 – In Section 3, report the total monthly rent amount the Property Owner requires for the leased property. Write this out then enter it numerically on the first two blank spaces. On the Next two enter the rental amount the New Tenant/Roommate must pay each month. The second bullet point requires the full Name of the individual collecting the rent (from the New Tenant/Roommate) to be reported on the blank space provided.

Step 4 – In Section 4, the expenses the New Tenant/Roommate will be responsible for paying in relation to the utilities and/or services will need to be defined in this section. The first bullet point will contain a fraction where the denominator entered will define the portion of the utilities the New Tenant will assume. Define which utilities the New Tenant/Roommate will pay the portion defined above on the blank line provided. The second bullet point will also provide a blank denominator space to define the portion of services bills the New Tenant/Roommate must pay as well as which services those are. The third bullet point, list the utilities the New Tenant/Roommate has agreed to put in his/her name thus assuming responsibility for collection and/or payment. Finally, on the fourth bullet point, enter any additional utilities and/or services the New Tenant/Roommate shall pay for.

Step 5 – In Section 7, on the first line, enter the Date all roommates have entered this agreement. Then each Roommate must sign and print their names on the signature lines provided. The first Roommate signature will need to be the Principal/Landlord (the Roommate with the Master Lease), then the New Roommate must sign and print his/her name. The remaining Roommates entering this agreement must sign in the remaining signature lines.