Co-Resident Constitution

The undersigned residents at ______________________________________[address] agree as follows:

We will meet when ______________________________________________[schedule].

We will use a consensus decision making process. We will decide upon House Rules to govern at least the tasks, schedule, and responsible parties for cleaning, yardwork, and administrative duties, and to choose a Treasurer and Landlord Point of Contact.

We each agree to participate in the process and to abide by the group decisions. We each agree to advocate in the consensus process for the benefit of the group as a whole and not for ourselves as an individual, except so far as individual rights benefit the group.

If one of us refuses to participate properly or to abide by house decisions, then we each hereby agree that the group has the right to decide by a simple majority vote to eject the refusing or uncooperative person, who must then move out and replace themselves in good order within 30 days.

Each of us agrees to pay our individual share of the rent on time. Each agrees to notify the group as early as possible of an expected inability to pay the rent, in which case the person agrees to replace themselves in good order before the beginning of the rental period for which rent payment cannot be made.

We will each pay 1/6 rent additional during the first month of this Constitution to be kept for safekeeping by our House Treasurer and to be used as an emergency fund in case one of us cannot meet their rent share, on condition that that person move out and replace themselves in good order within a month of using the emergency fund.

The parties to this Agreement have executed it by their dated signatures below. As residents turn over, additional parties to this agreement may join it by signing below, effective the date of their signature, and departing residents may indicate their departure date.

NameSignatureStart DateDeparture Date