Legal Rights And Responsibilities Of Roommates – Part I

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on April 24, 2007 under Landlord Tenant Lawsuits | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

Being aware of their legal rights and responsibilities can make sharing a place a whole lot easier for roommates. Therefore, it is important for you to find out more, in case you are thinking of taking on a roommate to halve your living expenses.

Selecting Roommates
Simply, because you have a great time hanging out and partying with friends, is no sure-fire guarantee that you will enjoy sharing accommodation and living together. In deciding to go in for a roommate or roommates, the following issues must be considered carefully, in order to decide a roommate’s true potential.

Give due consideration to:

  • Before letting anyone move in with you, check out his / her personality, as it is most essential to check out what kind of character your potential roommate is.
  • Find out whether your potential roommate leads a healthy lifestyle or not, including his / her habits.
  • Duly consider the income of your potential roommate, including his / her budget.
  • As well, his / her circle of friends i.e. the kind of people he / she tends to hang out with. As you know, birds of a feather flock together, and that sort of thing.
  • Whether, your potential roommate will be bringing or not bringing a pet with him / her.

That apart, landlords should make themselves cognisant with all rules and regulations before drafting tenancy leases or rental agreements. They must also take all necessary precautions, such as, tenant screenings, background checks on prospective tenants, including making certain all rental lease clauses are adhered to, as insurance for a litigation free landlord / tenant relationship. A simple click of the mouse and any landlord or property manager can visit for their tenant screening and background check services., the best tenant screening agency in America!

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