A Connecticut roommate agreement is a document that a group of roommates will execute to produce a list of terms by which all parties must abide. The form is separate from the residential lease and does not involve the landlord. The agreement will describe the way in which rent, utilities, and other expenses will be divided.
It is common for the distribution of costs to reflect the size and desirability of the tenants’ respective rooms. An individual with a larger room, or a room with a balcony or bathroom, will often be responsible for a larger portion of the rent and utilities. Also, agreements will usually contain rules regarding common areas, quiet hours, overnight guests, and cleaning duties. Once the document has been signed by all parties, they will be bound to its terms and may face consequences if the agreement is broken.