Wisconsin Roommate Agreement Template – PDF – Word
The Wisconsin Roommate Agreement provides the means to detail and record the negotiated terms and conditions two or more people wish to apply to a rental property they share. This type of form is a reusable template, so it may be utilized in a variety of roommate arrangements. Here, roommates, such as college friends in a dorm, may define named quiet times while a group of virtual strangers may address concerns regarding guest behavior. It is important to bear in mind at all times that individual roommates will likely have separate concerns that must be addressed at the time of negotiation and all will have a certain responsibility to the household. Defining the responsibilities that each roommate must meet exceeds the scope of most Master Leases. Simply put, the Landlord/Master Tenant relationship and agreement (generally) does not concern itself with the internal workings of a household. This leaves it up to the roommates to define their own agreement.
The subject matters in this form should be discussed with all the signature roommates. Topics such as the rental period and rent amount that applies to each roommate, while necessary, do not fully cover the day-to-day concerns a household faces. For instance, how the electric bill or cable bill will be divided should be discussed. This, of course, assumes all the roommates agree to cable. Each roommate participating in this agreement will bear the financial obligations placed upon him or her, once this document is signed. Thus, it is imperative each individual voice their capabilities and preferences and read the finished product before supplying a signature.
- University of Wisconsin Roommate Agreement – Adobe PDF