Texas Roommate Agreement Template

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The Texas Roommate Agreement is an agreement that is designed between two or more people who would agree to share, care and pay for a residence. The document would provide information with regard to division of rental payments, utilities and any other services, terms and conditions, agreed upon by all of the roommates. All roommates must read and agree to the terms and conditions of the agreement prior to signing, inasmuch as, once the document has been signed, each member of the household will be expected to abide by the agreement. It should be fully understood that this is a legally binding document.

How To Write

Step 1 – Date of Commencement and Premises Location Information –

  • Date the document in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the name of each roommate
  • Provide the physical address of the rental property
  • City, State, Zip Code

Step 2 – Term or Period of Agreement – Enter the following

  • Provide the date in which the agreement will commence in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the expiration date of the agreement in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Enter the term of the agreement in months

Step 3 – Security Deposit – Enter:

  • The total amount of the security deposit
  • The share of the deposit to be paid by each roommate respectively

Step 4 – Rent – Provide the following:

  • The total amount of rent due each month
  • The percentage of the rent to be paid by each individual roommate
  • The dollar amount each roommate will be responsible to pay monthly
  • Enter the percentage the roommate has agreed to pay
  • Enter the term
  • Enter the months and the beginning month and year
  • Enter the expiration month and year

Step 4 – Utilities – Enter:

  • Enter the percentage amount of the monthly utility bills (excluding the telephone bill)
  • Enter, into the lines provided any additional utilities/services the signing tenant is willing to pay

Step 5 – Moving Out – Roommate must read and agree to this paragraph:

  • After reading the paragraph, enter the percentage of rent and utilities that the roommate will continue to be responsible for, should they move out and there is no replacement for the contract

Step 6 – Agreement to Further Living Arrangements – Enter specifics with regard to responsibilities per roommate:

  • Food/Shopping
  • Cleaning Responsibilities
  • Privacy
  • Sharing of Personal Items
  • Noise and Study Times
  • Pets
  • Overnight Guests
  • Smoking, Drinking, Drugs
  • Parties and Entertainment
  • Enter any Additional Agreements and/or Remarks
  • Each respective roommate must read and agree to the final paragraph and enter the following information – Physical Location; City, State, Zip Code
  • Date the execution of the agreement in dd/mm/yyyy format

Step 7 – Signatures – Each roommate must provide:

  • Printed name of roommate
  • Signature of roommate
  • Date of signature of each roommate

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