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What is the difference between roommates and dependents?
A roommate is a person who shares a unit with a tenant and pays part of the monthly rent. A roommate can have a Tenant Portal, a separate or combined lease, and can pay rent on the lease. To add a roommate, please read:
A dependent is a person who lives with a tenant, but the rent is not split. The primary tenant will be the only one responsible for paying the rent. Usually this is the tenant’s spouse, children, or other relatives. A dependent does not have a Tenant Portal and cannot pay rent on the lease. If the primary tenant moves out, the dependents will be moved out as well.
You can add both roommates and dependents to an existing lease.
Feb. 28th, 2019