New Mexico Roommate Agreement Form

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The New Mexico Roommate Agreement is a legal document that’s designed for roommates renting together in a single apartment or property to properly agree on all aspects of sharing the space. In this particular agreement, any roommate who may decide to leave and move elsewhere, must understand that they are responsible to find a replacement roommate that is acceptable to all of the other roommates or forfeit their deposit. With a roommate agreement, everyone is agreeing to more that just paying the rent therefore all roommates must be aware of their rotating responsibilities. As well, there will be one person who will collect the rent for all of the roommates as well as any utility and services and must be responsible for paying the rent and utility amounts on time each month.

How To Write

Step 1 – Section 1 – The Parties and Property – Download the document and enter the following:

  • Date the document in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Name of the New Tenant
  • Name of the landlord/principal
  • Names of all current Co-Tenants
  • Provide the physical address of the property
  • Enter the start and ending dates for occupancy
  • New Tenant must read the entire remaining paragraphs in this section

Step 2 – Security Deposit – Enter:

  • Enter the amount that the new tenant must pay as a security deposit along with the first month’s rent
  • Enter the total amount for the move in cost
  • The new tenant, must read the remainder of the paragraph and agree to those terms prior to provision of signature

Step 3 – Rent –

  • Enter the total share of the new tenant’s rent (monthly)
  • Provide the name of the person to whom the new tenant is responsible to pay their share of the rent to.
  • New Tenant must read and agree to the end of this paragraph, before signing the agreement

Step 4 – Utilities – Enter the following:

  • The portion they will be responsible for paying in utilities
  • The portion they will be responsible for paying in service
  • Enter the name of the person who is taking responsibility of placing the utilities in their name and ensuring that all of the other roommates pay their share
  • The new tenant may agree to  pay any new additional services

Step 5 – Review of  Titled Sections- All must read and agree to:

  • Move Out (Details)
  • Any Additional Agreements
  • Governing Law

Step 6 – Authorization –

  • Enter the date of execution of the agreement with the new tenant in dd/mm/yyyy

Signatures – All roommates and co-roommates must provide the following:

  • Landlord’s Signature
  • Landlord’s Printed Name