Legal Q&A – What is the Best Way to Handle Roommate Requests?

What is the Best Way to Handle Roommate Requests in Your Rental Units? - Written by Jason Mauck - Posted Feb 26, 2015

Legal Q&A – What is the Best Way to Handle Roommate Requests?
Additional vs. Replacement 
  1. Do I have to allow an existing tenant to get a roommate? What if it is a studio apartment and he wants to get two roommates? Also, can I require applicants to pay an application fee and screen them.
  2. These are some very common and reasonable questions for any landlord. Since they are so distinct, I’ll break them down by topic.
Permissive Roommates

The question of roommates can turn into a very complex issue depending on the facts of a given tenancy.  The short answer to the question is . . .

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