The Maryland roommate agreement is used to formulate rules that govern the behavior and responsibilities of roommates occupying a shared living space. Unlike a lease that focuses solely on landlord-tenant matters, this agreement exists to improve the relationships between roommates. It can also help prevent disputes over rental conditions that are generally excluded from a lease. For example, the price of rent may vary among roommates, as is often the case when the bedrooms differ in quality or size. Therefore, the agreement should clearly identify each tenant’s monthly rent as well as their share of the utility and service fees.