California Roommate Agreement

The California Roommate Agreement is a contract used to outline obligations that the roommates within a single rented property agreed to follow. In the case not all roommates are on the original lease, the roommate agreement gives the original tenant a means of collecting damages in the event another roommate damages the property. The contract contains conditions relating to cleaning, guests, quiet hours, and anything else the roommates would like to agree upon. A tenant that is on the original lease with the landlord cannot be evicted by another roommate. However, tenants that are not on the lease written by the landlord and are paying a portion of the monthly rent to another roommate can be evicted if their portion of the rent goes unpaid.