Rental Agreement

Years ago Jamie and Colin had a house. They rented rooms out to friends. This was the old rental agreement:

Rental terms

Who: NAME is renting from Jamie and Colin. Pets – we have the

chinchillas and a ton of fish. We might get a cat. You can't get

anything that lives outside a cage without asking, and the cage has to

be in your room. Also, the cage can't have a fucking bird.

Basics: Month to month agreement. Rent needs to be paid in full by

the first of the month. 30 days notice required if you plan to

leave. We give you 60 days notice if we need you out. First and last

month can be prorated. Earliest move in date is DATE. $XXXX

a month. No security deposit, though you have to pay for anything you

break. All utilities are included (heat, water,

sewer, trash, internet), unless you go nuts with your window air

conditioner or want something extra. We might get cable, but

I doubt it. I can give you the password for netflix if you want to

mess around with the queue. You are on your own for a phone, there

won't be a land line. Laundry will be free.

The Space: Any one of the three non-master bedrooms in 1621 Hawthorne

is yours. You will get

your own room, but all other areas will be shared. State law says we

have to give you written notice to enter a renter's room. I say screw

state law. Advanced notice means we will probably knock. You get

full use of the kitchen, but have to clean up after yourself. We hope

you share in meals, and we can work

out the costs for that however you are happy. Right now Jamie keeps a

spreadsheet and we settle up at the end of the month. Other rooms you

are welcome to put stuff in and whatnot, but we get final aesthetic

say. There is a master bath that Jamie and I will use, and a half

bath downstairs. The other one will be mostly yours, but it has the

only tub (master is a shower stall), so Jamie might go in there for

baths. Also overnight guests will use it, and if there is a line at a

party, we will send folks to use it. Garage space is negotiable. I

expect that your fancy car will live inside, but I can't guarantee

anything until we see how it works out. You will have a non-street

parking spot of some sort.

Terms: Your room will have a window air conditioning unit. No making

copies of keys. You can't sublet the room. Guests can stay over, but

we reserve the right to ban someone if things get bad. Modification

of the house – just ask first. We are happy to pay for supplies to

the extent that we are likely to see in the value of the house, as

determined case by case. We will cover repairs to the house, unless

they were caused by abuse or "hitting it back together". We love

having some help on cleaning and chores, but it isn't required beyond

keeping your bathroom presentable. Storage – there is some space in

the basement and attic that you can put stuff in. I expect the garage

will be tighter on space, so probably no storage there.

Other renters: We might pick up another renter. It would be more for

the company than the money, but if someone cool and drama free comes

along it might happen. You get veto power since they will be sharing

your bathroom and home. We will also have long term house guests from

time to time. They will be cool too.