The Mississippi roommate agreement is a contract between the renters of a shared living space that assigns responsibilities to each occupant and governs the manner in which they must behave. The document differs from a lease in that it functions to maintain the relationships between roommates and has no association with the landlord. Before establishing the agreement terms, it is important that the renters discuss their opinions on overnight guests, parties, pets, and cleaning standards. They should also decide what portion of the rent and utilities each will pay. Once these matters have been discussed, the document may be executed to put the agreement terms into effect.