Alaska Roommate Agreement
An Alaska roommate agreement, also known as a “housemate contract,” documents the preferences, rules, and expectations all bunkmates sharing the same residence concede to abide by. An unbinding obligation, it serves to encourage group harmony above all else. Also avoided in the document are any clauses that point to financial matters, with the exception of utility sharing. Rent is governed solely by the master lease tied to the property’s landlord. To reiterate, the agreement does not include the landlord – as the document is completed in addition to the main lease. If an inter-roommate conflict is to occur that doesn’t relate to a condition signed within the original lease, the form should contain steps or a course-of-action that the tenants should take to resolve their problem fairly. This is recognized as “Dispute Resolution”.
University Roommate Agreement
A University (College) roommate agreement is a form used to help students in college housing set boundaries and establish a set of informal dorm/apartment rules. As in many situations, it’s the student’s first time living alone – with strangers nonetheless.
Because each student’s needs may be different, the agreement outlines when those living in the room are expected to be quiet (to allow others to sleep/study), when cleaning is expected, guest policies, and other rules regarding the room.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Roommate Agreement – Adobe PDF (.pdf)