Mississippi Roommate (Room Rental) Agreement Form

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The Mississippi Roommate (Room Rental) Agreement Form records the original agreement that a roommate has entered with other roommates in writing. It may seem that roommates, especially ones with a positive prior relationship, may not need a written agreement, however, this is an easy misconception to succumb to. Whenever property or significant sums of money are a part of an agreement, it is generally considered a good decision to take the precaution of putting their agreement in writing. This will solidify what each signature party has agreed to as it was originally presented. This action will leave little room for misconceptions or even needless disagreements. It is no secret that roommates may are somewhat likely to encounter a difference of opinion in undocumented leases after some time has passed. This will solve such difficulties nicely by virtue of its existence, the date it bears, the terms and conditions named within it, and the signatures of the roommates. After all, once this agreement does bear the signature of an individual roommate it will bind that roommate to the agreement by virtue of being a legal contract.

An important distinction to keep in mind is that this agreement only binds the roommates to each other in relation to the property and their responsibilities toward maintaining a household. That is, it does not bind the Landlord/Property Owner/Property Manager to the agreement in any way shape or form.

How to Write

Step 1 – In Section 1. Parties & Property, enter the Date of the Agreement on the first line. On the second line, enter the name of the new Tenant. On the third line enter the name of the main roommate (the one who holds the main lease with the property owner. Next, on the third and fourth lines, enter the names of any and all other roommates that are part of this agreement on the spaces provided. Then on the fifth line, enter the address of the Property being leased. Finally, on the seventh line, there will be two blank spaces where you may enter the start date of this agreement then the ending date of this agreement.

Step 2 – In Section 2. Security Deposit, enter the security amount the new tenant will be paying in the first two blank spaces available. Then, on the next two blank spaces provided, enter the total security amount the Landlord/Property Owner requires the entire property.

Step 3 – In Section 3. Rent, enter the total monthly rent the Landlord/Property Owner will require the leased property as a whole on the first two blank spaces. Then on the next two blank spaces, enter the rent amount the new Roommate must pay each month. Finally, on the fifth blank space, in the second bullet, enter the name of the individual who will accept the monthly rent from the new Roommate or Tenant.

Step 4 – In Section 4. Utilities, locate the blank space that is placed as a denominator in a fraction. Here, enter the denominator of the fraction amount of the utility bills the new tenant must pay then, on the blank line below this list the utilities this will apply to. In the second bullet, enter the fraction amount of the services bills a Tenant must pay then list the services it applies to. In the third bullet, enter the utilities the new tenant will place in his/her name in the blank space provided. Finally, in the fourth bullet, enter the utilities and/or services the new tenant shall pay for.

Step 5 – In Section 8. Authorization, enter the date of the agreement on the first line in the spaces provided. Then the Roommate holding the lease with the Property Owner/Landlord must sign and print his/her name. Below this, the New Roommate must sign and print his/her name. Finally, all the remaining Roommates must sign and print their names in the spaces provided.