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?
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
What to do if a roommate moves out before a lease or rental agreement ends.
When a Roommate Wants to Leave Early
A roommate's decision to leave early can have serious consequences for the cotenants left behind.