A New York room rental agreement is a legal contract documenting the arrangement between a primary tenant and any secondary tenants whom the primary tenant is allowing to live in the residence. It specifies who has exclusive rights to use single rooms and clarifies the dwelling rights of common areas.
When multiple people live at the same residence, it can be helpful to clarify who pays how much in rent, utilities, expenses, damages, and other costs. This document also states general house rules and the dates of each individual’s tenancy.
After How Long Does a Guest Become a Tenant in New York?
Consolidated Laws of New York Article 7, Chapter 50 states that a guest who occupies a property for 30 days becomes a tenant.