What is the difference between roommates and dependents

A roommate or co-tenant is a person who shares a unit with a tenant and pays part of the monthly rent. A roommate can have a Tenant Portal, pay individually or jointly.

To add a roommate, please read:
How do I add roommates that pay jointly?
How do I add roommates that pay individually?

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.

Please note!
You can add both roommates and dependents to an existing lease. 


Last updated:
Mar. 26, 2024