Legal Issues With Roommates
It's important to understand the different legal buzz words that apply to tenants and roommates.
Roommates: Renting a Place With Others
When two or more people sign the same rental agreement or lease, they are co-tenants and share the same legal rights and responsibilities.
When a Roommate Wants to Leave Early
When co-tenants split, there can be serious consequences beyond hurt feelings.
Adding a New Roommate
Most landlords will insist that the new roommate become a co-tenant rather than a subtenant.
Adding a Roommate to the Lease or Rental Agreement
Get your landlord's approval before a new person moves in.
What are the rules on housesitters in rental units?
I’m having a friend housesit (and dog sit) for me when I’m on vacation. Do I need to get the landlord’s permission to do this?
Sample Letter to Landlord: Permission to Add a Roommate
Get your landlord’s written okay before moving in a new roommate
How to Deal With a Roommate Who Consistently Pays Rent Late
What to do if your roommate is always late with the rent.
How to Evict a Roommate Not on the Lease?
How to get an unauthorized tenant, including a boyfriend, girlfriend, or other roommate, to move out of your rental unit.