A Kentucky roommate agreement allows individuals who share a tenancy to enter into a binding arrangement that sets out the rules and responsibilities of their shared tenancy. The roommate contract is separate from the lease agreement and may be executed by subtenants who are not signatories on the lease.
The portion of the rent and utility bills that each roommate is obligated to pay should be written in the agreement as well as any rules that the roommates deem necessary. It is recommended that terms regarding common areas, cleanliness, overnight guests, and quiet hours are included to avoid disputes between co-tenants. By signing the agreement, the roommates agree to the provisions therein and become obligated to follow its provisions.