What should I do if my roommate pays my utilities late?

What should I do if my roommate pays my utilities late?

Talking to the other person at a calm and relaxed moment can help you figure out which of these is the case. Ask your roommate to schedule a time with you to discuss the household bills. When you meet, start by asking your roommate what is causing them to pay their utility bills late. Be respectful and avoid becoming accusative.

What do you need to know about a roommate agreement?

A roommate agreement is a written agreement between roommates, similar to a rental agreement with the landlord. The agreement covers things such as when rental payments are due, how utility bills will be shared, when utility bill payments are due, and even who cleans the bathroom and kitchen.

What should I do if my roommate owes me money?

Don’t rely on your roommate to transfer the account into their name. They may not do it, and you will still be responsible for the debt, even if you have moved out. Also, pay any due bills on accounts with your name on it, even if you can’t collect the money from your roommate.

How is the first month’s rent paid for a roommate?

If this Roommate Rental Agreement begins partway through the month, the first month’s rent will be prorated. Rent will be submitted by cash payment, check, money order, or cashier’s check, or any other means agreed to by Primary Tenant.

What are the terms of a roommate agreement?

Rent: The monthly rent is $1,000. The Roommates agree to evenly split the monthly rental payment, each paying $500 each month. John Smith will make out a check to Jane Doe for $500, no later than 3 days before the monthly rent is due. Jane Doe will pay the full $1,000 to the landlord by the rent due date of the 1 st of each month.

Can a roommate leave before the end of the month?

A cotenant in a month-to-month tenancy who wants to leave is legally responsible for giving the landlord proper written notice and paying rent through the end of the notice period. A more complicated situation arises, though, when roommates have signed a lease, and one of them wants to leave before the end of the term.

What happens if your roommate doesn’t pay rent?

If the rent doesn’t get paid in full the landlord can evict you both, you’ll probably lose part or all of your security deposit and it will likely hurt your chances of finding another apartment. It’s a seriously stressful situation, but if your roommate starts to slip on the rent you’ve got to act quickly to minimize the damage.