If my roommate does not have his rent this month and I ended up paying his share so he has agreed to pay me back at some point, how do I document this?

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If my roommate does not have his rent this month and I ended up paying his share so he has agreed to pay me back at some point, how do I document this?

Asked on December 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Virginia

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You can document it with a brief agreement between the two of you noting that you have loaned him X dollars on such and such a date, by paying his share of the rent for him, and he agrees to repay you that amount by such and such date. The agreement should be signed by both of you.


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