A Louisiana roommate agreement is an informal contract between roommates that manages the division of rent, bill payments, and sets rules for their shared tenancy. The document should include provisions for cleaning duties, overnight guests, common areas, and noise restrictions. The landlord is not involved in this agreement and all leaseholders remain solely responsible for fulfilling the terms of their lease.
By drafting and signing an agreement, the roommates are able to ensure that most disputes can be avoided and all parties will behave respectfully. In the event that one of the signatories breaks the terms of the contract, they may be held financially and legally responsible for their non-compliance by the other parties.