The Employee Housing Agreement is a legal and binding document. A written housing agreement protects the company from liability and outlines all the key things that the employer and the tenant/employee agree to do.
Rent Versus Employee Benefit
Companies should decide whether they would like to require their employees to pay rent or to include housing as a part of the employee's wages.
The employee agreement should state who is responsible to pay for utilities. The agreement may state that utility bills be put in the employee's name.
The employee housing agreement should state who is allowed to occupy the house. Generally, only the employer, spouse and minor children are allowed to occupy the house. The agreement also should state that written permission be obtained for additional persons to occupy the premises.
An employee agreement should state housing rules. Housing rules may include protection of property, alcohol and drug use, permission to have pets and responsibility for guests.