The first paragraph of the room rental agreement describes who, what, where and when of the contract. It contains the following basic elements: Room Rental (Room) Convention – For a residence with more than one (1) person occupying separate bedrooms while sharing common areas. Written room rental agreements describe all rules and regulations regarding room rental. It establishes the tenant-tenant relationship and describes the expectations of both parties. In addition to the outline of rental issues, written room rental contracts must clearly define rules regarding noise level, customers, pets, repairs, supply services, tenant insurance and extract. The written agreement should also specify the use of shared space and areas limited to the tenant. The signatures of each roommate and the owner of the property make the room rental contract a legal contract. There should be a specific place for each roommate`s printed name, signature and signed date. These rooms should also be available to the owner. California law considers that an oral room rental agreement is binding and lawful for room rentals. An oral contract takes place when the tenant agrees to rent the room for a specific rent for a period of time. The landlord must continue to provide the tenant with a paper indicating the full name, address and how the rent is paid. Many principal tenants ask, « Do I have legal reasons to evict my roommate? » The answer to this question varies considerably from state to state and in the state of California, it even varies considerably depending on the local government.
All contract provisions are generally freely consensual between the parties, unless there are provisions by statutes that detract from consent.