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On ______________________, 20____, we, the tenant(s) named below, signed a lease
agreement for the residential property at the address listed below. By entering into this
roommate agreement, we hope to ensure that rental responsibilities will be understood
and shared by all roommates as described in this agreement.
This Roommate Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made by and between
_____________________[tenant 1], _____________________[tenant 2],,
and_____________________[tenant 3], for the residential property at
address]. We are entering into this Agreement in order to identify the rights and
responsibilities of each tenant during the course of the lease agreement.
This Agreement runs concurrently with the lease agreement for the residential property,
which is effective from ______________________, 20____, to
______________________, 20____.
1. SECURITY DEPOSIT: The total security deposit amount that we paid the landlord
for the residence as required by the lease agreement is ____________________
dollars ($_______________), which was paid to
__________________________[landlord or name of roommate responsible for
payment] on ______________________, 20____. Individually, we each paid a portion
of the security deposit as follows:
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
Each roommate will receive his/her share of the security deposit if and when the
landlord returns it after the lease term ends. Any deduction(s) from the deposit by the
landlord shall be withheld from all of the roommates in proportion to the amount of
deposit that he/she paid. However, any damage to the residence caused by a particular
roommate or roommates shall be charged only to the roommate(s) who caused the
2. RENT: Under the terms of the lease agreement, the total rental amount due each
month to the landlord is ____________________ dollars ($_______________). Each
roommate shall pay the following amount:
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
_____________________[tenant name] $_________________ [amount]
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Rent must be paid in the form of _____________________ [indicate form such as
“cash”, “check”, etc.] to __________________________[landlord or name of roommate
responsible for payment]. The rent is due on the ____ day of each month.
3. HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES: A single ledger (with item description, cost, and date of
purchase) will be kept listing all household supplies purchased by each roommate. The
supplies may include such things as paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning fluids, dish
detergent, foil, plastic trash bags, scrub brushes, and any other goods needed for the
home which will be shared by all roommates. The purchaser of household supplies will
be entitled to reimbursement from the other roommates.
4. KITCHEN USE AND CLEAN-UP: (check one)
Food expenses will be shared equally by all roommates.
Food will be purchased by each roommate individually.
Food may not be borrowed without the purchaser’s approval. Each roommate will have
_______________ storage space for his/her groceries. Roommates may choose to
share in meal preparation and clean up. Each roommate will clean up the kitchen after
his/her use.
5. PERSONAL PROPERTY: All tenants agree to not use or borrow other roommates’
personal item(s) without the approval of the roommate who owns the property. Any
exception(s) to this rule will be clearly stated and agreed upon, and the roommate who
owns the property retains the right to change his/her mind about sharing his/her
property. Any personal property that is borrowed will be used respectfully and returned
in the same condition. If any damage is done to a roommate’s personal property, the
roommate(s) responsible for causing the damage will compensate the roommate who
owns the personal property for his/her loss.
6. CLEANING: Each roommate agrees to share the responsibilities of cleaning and
maintaining the residence, which may include dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash,
mopping/sweeping floors, cleaning bathrooms, and other duties.
7. CLEANING SCHEDULE: (check one)
Each roommate agrees to the attached cleaning schedule (attach cleaning
schedule). The schedule indicates when each roommate will complete his/her
assigned cleaning and maintenance duties.
All roommates will work together [“at a designated time”] to clean/maintain
the residence.
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8. ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT TERMS: (The following items have been known to
occasionally cause conflict between roommates. If any of the following might become
an issue, present a problem, write out any needed additional agreements and attach.)
Smoking/alcohol/drugs Parking Overnight guests
Cleanup after parties/guests Sound system use Behavior of guests
Phone messages Keys Shared areas (bathrooms)
Quiet hours for studying and sleeping
The following services have been arranged and paid for as follows:
Account in
Name of
Amount of
Paid By
How Bill
Name Roommates
Responsible for
Cable TV
10. GOVERNING LAW: This Lease shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of California.
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11. MEGAN’S LAW: Notice: Pursuant to Section 290.46 of the Penal Code, information
about specified registered sex offenders is made available to the public via an Internet
Web site maintained by the Department of Justice at
Depending on an offender's criminal history, this information will include either the
address at which the offender resides or the community of residence and ZIP Code in
which he or she resides.
This Agreement represents the complete and final understanding of the roommates’
intent. All preliminary discussions and negotiations by the roommates are merged into
and superseded by this Agreement. Any modification to this Agreement must be in
writing, signed by all roommates.
We, the undersigned, agree to the above terms.
___________________________ ___________________________
Print Name:_________________ Date
___________________________ ___________________________
Print Name:_________________ Date
___________________________ ___________________________
Print Name:_________________ Date
___________________________ ___________________________
Print Name:_________________ Date
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This Flood Disclosure Addendum is made part of the lease agreement dated
_________________, 20____, by and between _________________ (“Landlord”) and
_________________ (“Tenant”) for the property located at _________________, City of
_________________, State of California.
Per Section 8589.45 of the Government Code, the Landlord is required to provide any
and all information if the rental property is at risk of flooding as deemed by the State of
The Landlord hereby discloses the following: (initial)
____ - The Landlord has NO KNOWLEDGE that the rental property is located in a
special flood hazard area of an area at risk to potential flooding;
____ - The Landlord IS AWARE and discloses to Tenant the rental property is located
in a flood hazard area or an area that has a high risk to potential flooding. Under State
law, the Landlord can declare they have actual knowledge of a flooding hazard on the
rental property if one (1) of the following are true:
The Landlord currently holds flood insurance on the rental property;
The Landlord has received notice from a public, government, or equivalent
agency that the rental property is located in a special flood hazard zone or an
area of potential flooding; or
The Landlord’s mortgage holder requires the Landlord to carry flood insurance.
The Tenant has the right to seek information about hazards, not limited to flooding, that
may affect the rental property from the Office of Emergency Services at the web
address of
It shall be known that the Landlord’s insurance does not cover the loss of the Tenant’s
personal possessions or for any relocation expenses. Any losses would be the sole
responsibility of the Tenant. Therefore, the Tenant should consider purchasing their own
insurance to cover these items. The Landlord does not need to provide any additional
information concerning the potential of flood hazards on the rental property.
The following parties have reviewed the information about and certify, to the best of
their knowledge, that the information provided by the signatory is true and accurate.
Tenant’s Signature ___________________________ Date ________________
Landlord’s Signature ___________________________ Date ________________
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