Or, you know, at least they didn`t tear themselves apart. For one, the text of the agreement is clearly designed to use Sheldon at Leonard`s expense. While the deal regularly throws Leonard a bone (i.e. Sheldon promises to make Leonard swim at Bill Gates` house, if he is ever invited, Sheldon promises to ask Leonard how he is doing once a day), it`s pretty one-sided. Sheldon admits a lot of things in the series. Remember that he is the sole author of the agreement and that he only presents it in situations where he can distort Leonardo to comply with the regulations. It is the sword of Damocles that hangs over Leonard`s life. So at the end of the day, I tend to think that the colocation agreement is unenforceable and invalid, but lawyers won`t always agree. In fact, we often get paid for it. So what do you think? Is there a model? Does Leonard have legal options to get out of his pretentious roommates? I am interested in the debate. But maybe these clauses are insignificant and have no influence on the deal in general, or maybe the rest of the contract is because Sheldon had the foresight to include a salvatorial clause. There are still ways to derail the treaty. The roommate deal can be challenged anyway since Leonard and Penny are getting married for the start of the season, meaning Leonard will likely move.
Let`s leave to get there on time, Greg. A quick review of available apartments on Zillow tells me that there are only four two-room units in all of Pasadena, CA, for less than $2,000 a month. It`s a pretty narrow market (and an expensive one), and if Sheldon had known, he might have been able to take advantage of the reality of the rental market to force Leonard to rent with him because Leonard`s other rental options were thin. Leonard would then have no choice but to sign the roommate contract, even if he didn`t want to. .