New Jersey Roommate Agreement Form

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The New Jersey Roommate Agreement is a written agreement between people who would share occupancy of a residence. The Tenant must understand that they are entering into an agreement that is legally binding and enforceable by the landlord and between the other roommates. Each tenant will be responsible to abide by the laws, rules and regulations of the agreement.

How To Write

Step 1 – Section 1 – The Parties and Property – Complete the following fields as follows:

  • Date
  • New Tenant
  • Landlord/Principal
  • Current Co-Tenant(s)Property Address
  • Start Date of the Agreement
  • Ending Date of the Agreement
  • Tenant(s) must review the remainder of this section

Step 2 – Section 2 – Security Deposit – Enter:

  • The amount of the security deposit per person
  • Total Security Deposit Amount

Step 3 – Section 3 – Rent – Enter the following:

  • The total monthly rent amount
  • Amount the tenant agrees to pay on or prior to the beginning rental date
  • Name of whom the rental payment will be made to each month

Step 4 – Section 4 – Utilities – Provide the following information-

  • Percentage amount of the utilities that will be entered into the line on the agreement
  • Percentage of any services that will be entered into the line on the agreement
  • Name of Tenant who will place the utilities in their name, collect each tenant’s portion and pay all utilities in full and on time monthly
  • The new tenant shall pay as follows (the amount) for each utility and service as follows: (place this information on the field provided under this statement)

Step 5 – Titled Sections – Each tenant must review and fully understand each section prior to signing:

  • Move Out
  • Additional Agreements
  • Flood Zones
  • Truth in Renting
  • Window Guards
  • Governing Law
  • Authorization – Date the execution of the lease in dd/mm/yyyy format

Step 6 – Signatures

  • Principal Roommate/Landlord’s Signature
  • Printed Name
  • New Roommate’s Signature
  • Printed Name
  • All Co-Roommate’s Signatures
  • Printed Names