Have you ever been in this sticky situation (literally as metaphorical) where your chaotic roommate refuses to take out the trash, spits on the floor a bunch of rotten fruit and curries? Wouldn`t it be surprising to have a bin-juice-busting contract to prevent your roommate from doing all these annoying antisocial house habits? Well, it turns out that you can really have your own contract (known as “Roommate Agreements”) and they are becoming more and more popular in the UK. Even if your roommate is a family or close friend, using a contract to establish clear guidelines will ensure that relationships remain friendly. If you approach a roommate to create one, be sure to keep in mind the benefits of communication and clarity that a roommate contract promotes. While some roommates, especially close friends, might be skeptical about putting part of your relationship on paper, remind them that there may be a long way to go to maintain your long-term friendship. Roommate agreements can be especially helpful in court if your roommate has refused to pay the rent they owe you. As the roommate agreement clearly states how much rent each resident must pay (even if the amounts are different for each person), you have a much better chance of recovering exactly what you owe. A common law agreement is more flexible than a rental contract, because roommates can accept all the conditions. However, since all terms must be negotiated and agreed, common law agreements are often not as comprehensive or defined as a lease agreement. This may mean that more time and money are needed to resolve disputes. These are rights and obligations for tenants and landlords created by national and territorial governments. The right to rent accommodation automatically applies if your contract applies to an entire building (i.e.

a house or an entire apartment). The landlord and tenant may agree that the right to rent applies when the contract applies to a part of a building (i.e. a room rental) with access to community institutions. When developing your roommate contract, you need to ask yourself a few questions. Remember to make the agreement unique to you, so avoid not agreeing to break their non-existent roommate microwave of a model you pinched from the Internet. These are the questions you must ask yourself when it comes to your roommate agreement: many roommate contracts, for example, provide for similar conditions: the common law can only apply to a room tenancy agreement with common access to the facilities.