Adding a Roommate to Your Lease

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Why would you add a roommate to your Atlanta apartment rental? Maybe your current roommate is moving out or your other half is ready to move in. It could be that you just need help with the rent. How do you add a new tenant to the lease? Adding a roommate to your apartment lease requires some thought.

Talk with your property’s leasing specialist. If your landlord approves, your next roommate might have the same rights and responsibilities as you. Make sure the new tenant can pass the screening process. Have your new roommate complete a rental application and they will need a credit report to make sure your roommate is eligible.

You will need to sign a new apartment rental lease. Signing the agreement ensures each party knows their responsibility and rights. This makes sure your roommate is legally committed to paying rent. Be prepared, at this time the apartment community might increase your rent. While JAMCO Properties, Inc never raises the rent based on occupancy, this makes sense to some property managers because adding an additional occupant can mean additional wear and tear on the apartment unit. Usually, you can still come out ahead and save money.

JAMCO Properties, Inc. locally owns and manages 20 communities of apartments in Atlanta, GA. The spacious floor plans and updated amenities fit every budget and our resident service is second to none.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Communities, Lifestyle, Money Savers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Adding a Roommate to Your Lease.

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