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What is a Flatmate Agreement?A Flatmate Agreement is a contract made between the residents of a rental unit. The agreement outlines the terms, conditions and responsibilities agreed to by each of the residents. Flatmate Agreements are sometimes referred to as Flatmate Contracts.
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Flatmate Agreement

The following flatmates (collectively the "Flatmates" and individually the "Flatmate") have signed this Flatmate Agreement (this "Agreement") on the 24th day of October, 2016 for the following property:

________________________________________________________________ (the "Premises").

Flatmate #1: ___________________________
Flatmate #2: ___________________________
  2. The Flatmates acknowledge that one or more Flatmates have signed a lease with ____________________, the landlord(s) for the Premises, which commenced on October 24, 2016 and ends on October 24, 2016 (the "Residential Lease Agreement").
  3. This Agreement establishes the rights and responsibilities that the Flatmates have with respect to each other. It does not replace or eliminate the rights and responsibilities arising from the Residential Lease Agreement.
  4. Except as provided in this Agreement, the Flatmates are liable among themselves jointly and severally for all duties and obligations of a tenant under the Residential Lease Agreement.
  5. TERM
  6. The term of this Agreement will be the same as the Residential Lease Agreement.
  7. RENT
  8. The Flatmate will pay rent as described in the Residential Lease Agreement (the "Rent").
  9. All Flatmates agree that if any act or failure to act by any of them results in any late fees or costs for failure to pay the Rent, including costs of collection, the Flatmate(s) who paid late or who did not pay the Rent will be jointly and severally responsible for all costs and fees of the Flatmates who paid on time.
  11. The security deposit will be paid as described in the Residential Lease Agreement.
  13. The Flatmates agree that they share a duty to pay for the utilities that are not included in the Rent.
  14. The Flatmates understand that if one or more of them does not pay his or her share of a utility bill, the other Flatmate(s) must pay the unpaid share(s) or the utility may be discontinued. Each Flatmate agrees that if other Flatmate(s) pay his or her share of a utility bill, he or she will reimburse the other Flatmate(s) as quickly as possible. Each Flatmate agrees to pay his or her full share of any utility bill incurred during his or her occupancy of the Premises on or before the date payment is due.
  15. Copies of all bills will be provided for inspection to any Flatmate who requests to see the bills. All bills will be kept in a safe place agreed upon by all Flatmates to ensure they are available in the event of dispute.
  17. All Flatmates agree to act reasonably in their dealings with each other and to refrain from any behaviour, action or inaction that they know, or reasonably ought to know, will interfere with the other Flatmates' quiet enjoyment.  All Flatmates agree to discuss concerns frankly and in a timely manner, and to refrain from emotional outbursts.  Should negotiation become necessary, all Flatmates agree to negotiate in good faith.  All Flatmates agree to respect each others' property, privacy and sleep schedules and to comply with all reasonable requests wherever possible.
  19. The occupation or tenancy of a Flatmate can be ended as described in the Residential Lease Agreement.
  20. A Flatmate ending his or her occupation or tenancy will provide notice within the time frame described in the Residential Lease Agreement.
  21. The vacating Flatmate will provide a forwarding address as described in the Residential Lease Agreement.

We, the undersigned, hereby indicate by our signatures below that:

  • we have read this full agreement;
  • we understand all it contains; and
  • we agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.





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