Updated on June 14th, 2021
An Arkansas roommate agreement is used by a group of individuals who occupy the same rental unit to set the terms and responsibilities for their shared tenancy. The document relays terms that apply exclusively to tenants, and it is separate from the lease with the landlord. Most roommate agreements will address the division of tasks, expenses, utilities, rent, and provides guidelines for behavior such as smoking, making noise, and having overnight guests. Once the document has been signed by all parties, they will be bound to its terms. However, only certain terms will be legally enforceable (rent and utility payments, giving notice before moving out, unauthorized occupants, etc.).