This whole issue, in my opinion, is ridiculous to even have to ask about.
But here it is: Acctually, whether or not this is an actual Rental is an issue too.
I bet it's so complicated you can't even figure it out.
My roommate has never signed any Lease and this is NOT a verbal month to month rental.
I have prepared a Legal Contract called a Roommate Agreement that outlines the rights and obligations of the parties rooming together, and he has signed that. It refers to the original Residential Lease Agreement that I signed six months ago.
So far, unless you think I need an actual Lease between the two of us (AND can explain to me why) I will stay with the Roommate Agreement to avoid the appearance that I am Leasing anything for profit.
By the way, IF I needed to evict this person, the Complex is willing to file the correct forms.
Roommate is 20 years younger than me, works all the time, (6 yrs at one place) but I have let him occupy the Master Bedroom with an attached private bathroom, therefore, giving up a lot of space.
I use another bathroom, which he can use if he wants to, in the hall next to the laundry room. The hall is between the two bedrooms, as is the laundry room and the the second bathroom, used mostly by me but small enough to be considered a powder room, but has a small bathtub in it.
There is a washer and dryer and the bathroom between the two sleeping quarters.
We each have a key for the outside complex door and the apartment door. We each have our own parking spots, which come FREE here but are NOT designated. There is plenty of parking available.
May I Ask: What does the government want? Why can't two people share an apartment? OK, one has bad credit and can't be on the lease. In this economy with 30% interest rates and poor or non-existant health insurance credit good enough to get a decent apartment is hard to have.
This roommate situation is happening everywhere, (as I have traveled a lot) but I want to do things right.
Most people have nowhere to live without a job, or between jobs, they lose their credit rating, so then they can't get an apartment.
The one who has survived this economic MESS signs the expensive lease (which is common now) Housing has gone down in this area (Chicagoland) but the rentals have gone up! (Because of demand)
Two incomes are needed to live in an apartment around here that is not a dump.
I am fed up with the fact that any government would want to tax money that helps anyone stay out of a shelter
or stop sleeping in their car. (which my current roommate did for 3 weeks)
This country needs some real change or it will be the 20's again, in my opinion. And 100 years ago taking in a "roomer" was common. It wasn't TAXED either.
but Thank you,