An Ohio roommate agreement is used to govern a living arrangement between two (2) or more individuals who plan on sharing a residential rental unit. This document will be created separately from the original lease agreement with the landlord, which may or may not include signatures of all roommates.
Sharing a living space can be difficult if rules are not established, so it’s useful to have a written agreement in place to make sure each roommate understands and agrees to their responsibilities and duties. Rent amount, utility payments, guests, pets, smoking, quiet times, and use of common areas can be discussed and specified in the agreement. The roommate agreement becomes a legally binding document once all roommates have signed.