I just received my security deposit refund for last year's apartment, and it's made out to both me and my roommate. Unfortunately we are now living far away from each other.
The check is made out to "His name & My name".
I would like to endorse it and then mail it to him so that he may deposit it (I owe him money anyway). What is the proper way to do this?
If I sign my name, can he sign his and then deposit it in his account? Should I write "Pay to the order of his name"?
I understand that both of us need to endorse the check for it to be deposited, but I want to effectively sign it over to him so that no complications come up when he's trying to deposit it in his own account.
Edit: This is in the United States, btw.