Virginia Roommate Agreement (Room Rental) Form

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The Virginia Roommate Agreement (Room Rental) is a legal document which outlines the terms, conditions, responsibilities and payments for rent, utilities and services for individuals who have agreed to share a unit as roommates. Each roommate must carefully review all sections of the agreement inasmuch as each tenant will be held responsible for abiding by all house rules once signature has been applied.

How To Write

Step 1 – Begin by downloading the document and providing the name of the person who will be responsible for record keeping in the house at the top of the page

Step 2 – Location and Date of Commencement

  • Enter the address of the property
  • Enter the date of completion of the agreement

Step 3 – Parties – Enter the following:

  • Print the name of all of the roommates who shall reside on the property

Step 4 – Terms – Provide:

  • Provide the date the date of the commencement of the agreement in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Enter the beginning and ending date of the agreement

Step 5 – Deposit – Enter the following:

  • Provide the amount of the deposit each roommate shall pay on move in
  • Check the appropriate box with regard to how the deposit will be divided on return

Step 6 – Allocation of Rooms/Individual Rent

  • Provide the information regarding where each tenant will reside and the amount of rent each tenant will pay

Step 7 – Payment of Rent

  • Enter the day of each month when the rent is due
  • Since payment is to be paid by one check, enter the name of the party responsible to make certain that the rent is paid in full and on time each month

Step 8 – Utilities and Services

  • Check all boxes that apply to what must be divided and paid each month and provide the name of the person whose name the utility or service is in

Step 9 – Keys

  • Enter the number of keys available for the roommates
  • Enter the central location where all keys will be returned to landlord
  • List roommates who have copies

Step 10 – Parking

  • Landlord or Principal roommate must enter the number of parking spaces available for roommates

Step 11 – Cleaning and Yard Work

  • Check the appropriate box that indicates how the roommates have agreed to handle all cleaning and yard work

Step 12 – Food Preparation

  • The Principal roommate must check the box indicating how the roommates have agreed to purchase and prepare foods

Step 13 – Noise and Privacy

  • Principal roommate must enter the “quiet” hours that all roommates must abide by once they become a part of the group

Step 14 – Titled Sections – All roommates must read the remaining sections prior to signing of the agreement as follows:

  • Personal Property
  • Damage
  • Guests (Principal roommate must enter the limit of nights. per week, a guest may stay in a private room with any roommate

Smoking Policy

  • Principal must check the box that indicates the rules with regard to smoking on the premises
  • Principal must enter the areas where smoking is limited to, should smoking be allowed
  • Pets
  • Mediation
  • Additional Items for consideration by all roommates (check any of the boxes that apply)

Step 15 – Signatures of Roommates

  • All roommates must provide signature and date the signature on the agreement
  • Principal or Landlord must provide a copy of the agreement to all roommates for future reference