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  • Moving into a new home is an exciting time in your life. However, you want to be very clear about the terms of your arrangement before moving in.

    So we've created this checklist to help you be clear about your house share arrangement and understand the rules of the household you'll be renting with.

    However, this is not a legal rental or lease agreement; it's a guideline for discussion only.

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    There are several other things you need to discuss such as rental term, bond, when the rent is paid, bills, food and so on.

    Before you move into your new home, make sure the following has been discussed and agreed upon.

    Here are the topics that we cover in the checklist:

    1. Meet everyone who lives in the home
    2. Decide on what type of agreement you want for your house share
    3. Is it a typical rental arrangement or are you offsetting your rent?
    4. Bond
    5. Household bills
    6. Bedroom inclusions
    7. Access to areas of the house
    8. House rules
    9. Food
    10. Cleaning
    11. Emergency contacts
    12. Important household information
    13. Resolving household disputes

    Download your free checklist 

    Pre-rental checklist_The Room Xchange.pdf


    The guides provided are to assist you to feel confident in the process of house sharing. Verbal agreements are not enough. You want to make sure that you have something in place to ensure you both agree on the terms of your house share. However, these are guides only and you should check the laws and regulations in your state in regard to house sharing. Also check any Tenancy Acts in your local state. We do not accept any liability that may arise from the guides that we provide. Please read our website terms and conditions for further information.