Legal Risks and Downsides of Sharing an Apartment or House With Roommates
Legal obligations and responsibilities of roommates who sign onto the same lease.
Renting a House or Apartment With Roommates
One cotenant's negative behavior—not paying the rent, for example—can affect everyone's tenancy.
Make sure all roommates know their rights and responsibilities by drafting a roommate agreement.
Adding a Roommate to the Lease or Rental Agreement
Tips and advice on how to responsibly and smoothly take on a roommate.
Sample Letter to Landlord: Permission to Add a Roommate
Get your landlord’s written okay before moving in a new roommate
Must I Continue Paying Rent After the Crazy Roommate Drove Me Out?
Can I move out of my rental because of my roommate's behavior?
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Sue Your Roommate for Unpaid Rent
Learn the basics of suing your roommate in small claims court for unpaid 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.
When a Roommate Moves Out
How do you protect your rights and interests when your roommate moves out before your lease or rental agreement has ended?
When a Roommate Wants to Leave Early
A roommate's decision to leave early can have serious consequences for the cotenants left behind.