4 mistakes that land clients with terrible roommates

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  • Review the fine print of every contract and know what you are entitled to or responsible for.
  • If bringing a roommate in, you should thoroughly vet him or her, including background and credit checks.
  • Plan ahead, and go over all of the rules ahead of time, as well as checklists and inspections so that everyone knows what their responsibilities are.

Having been in real estate for 30 years as a licensed agent, I understand the desire an agent feels to help out and, more importantly, to look out for the best interests of clients. However, sometimes even with the best intentions, a client you helped rent a place might find himself or herself at odds with the landlord and wants to sublease or might suddenly need to find a roommate — or replace one.