New York Roommate Agreement Template – PDF – Word
The New York Roommate Agreement summarizes the terms that two or more individuals pledge to follow when living together as cohabitants in a rental property. It should be noted that while this form will obligate the Signature Roommates to each other, it will have no bearing on the Landlord or Property Owner. The Landlord/Property Owner is only obligated as far as the Master Lease states and only to the Tenant who has signed the Master Lease. Of course, this form may be used regardless if there is only one Master Tenant or if all the roommates are Master Tenants.
In addition to documenting the basic facts entailed in a rental situation, there will be some additional subjects that are unique to roommates. Subjects such as how the utilities will be split up and Parking Arrangements will be covered and require attention in this form. That is, this form is a template and may be used in a variety of situations such as four or five college students or two middle aged professionals. The areas that would be considered unique to a living arrangement have been left blank so they may be filled out as the situation dictates. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to state any other provisions or limitations that should apply to one or all the roommates. Once this document is signed, however, these conditions are set. Thus, it is imperative for each signature party to have participated in a logical discussion when negotiating the terms before this form is filled out.