Virginia Roommate Agreement Template – PDF – Word
The Virginia Roommate Agreement is useful for roommates wishing a written acknowledgment of the terms each has agreed to. This template form was developed as a re-usable contract for the benefit individuals wishing to share a residential property as renters. Normally, one or two of the roommates will sign a Master Lease and (provided it is allowed by the Master Lease) the other roommates will then co-exist by paying their portion of the rent and living up to their responsibilities. This document primarily administers the binding language necessary to set up a basic leasing agreement to the wording required to outline the internal divisions roommates should wisely negotiate through.
The benefits of writing out the living arrangement reached by the roommates is clear regardless of the situation. A Master Tenant may be rest assured in having a written promise that each of the roommates intend to pay his or her portion of the rent, a medical student may solidify quiet/study time, a car owner would be able to verify his or her parking space, and all the roommates (as a group) may come to an understanding regarding personal property, cleaning, shopping, utilities, etc. It is strongly recommended that each roommate read this agreement carefully and retain a signed copy for his or her records. Once signed, this will be a signed contract that is enforceable in a court of law.