The Connecticut roommate agreement formulates the documentation of the committal of an individual to lease space along with another (or others) in a home for a predetermined amount of time and compensation. The form serves to define the roles and responsibilities of those who will be sharing the space, determining private and shared spaces apportioned to each. The names of each roommate are listed in the agreement and must be signed and initialed by all parties involved to be viewed as a tangible guarantee. There are sections of the document that ascribe responsibility for utilities, food preparation accountability, as well as mandatory policies of the household as a whole. The security deposit demanded at the commencement of the lease is to be utilized as a liability should any damage occur on the premises by an occupying roommate.