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A Sublease Agreement is a rental contract between an original tenant and a subtenant. This document is typically used when the original tenant cannot complete the terms of their lease, need to move,... Read More

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  • What is a Sublease Agreement?

    A Sublease Agreement is a rental contract between an original tenant and a subtenant. This document is typically used when the original tenant cannot complete the terms of their lease, need to move, are going to be temporarily relocated, or want to bring in a roommate. Many landlords don't allow subletting without permission, so it is important to check the terms of your lease before making this agreement. In some states, you will even need your landlord's written consent.

  • Sublease vs sublet: What is the difference?

    Sublease and sublet are sometimes used interchangeably to discuss the same concept—the leasing of property to a tenant who was not part of the original contract. The word sublease often describes the actual document used to record the agreement, while sublet can refer to the action of leasing property to a subletter, or it can refer to the actual property being leased.

  • How do you write a Sublease Agreement?

    Making a free Sublease Agreement using Rocket Lawyer is simple and doesn't take a lot of time provided that you already know the relevant information to be included, such as:

    • Does your landlord allow subletting?
    • Who are the landlord, prime (original) lease tenant and sublease tenant?
    • Prime lease information such as original lease date
    • Will the sublease cover the remaining time on the lease?
    • When will the sublease begin?
    • Description of property leased including what portion the subtenant will lease
    • Lease payment and security deposit information
    • Do you want to include a provision for dispute resolution?
    • Was the property built before 1978 and does a lead-based paint disclosure need to be included?
  • How does a sublet work?

    A Sublease Agreement is a useful legal tool for those who need to make a formal agreement to sublet a residential unit. For those who cannot get out of their original lease, a Sublease Contract is often a good way to complete the terms of their lease in a way that suits everyone's needs. You can easily make a Sublease Agreement suitable for any state using Rocket Lawyer.

  • Is subletting legal?

    Depending on your original lease and what state you live in, you'll need to acquire the landlord's approval before subletting or you could put yourself at risk of eviction for breaking the lease terms. You will, of course, also need to make the Sublease Agreement using a template that includes the legal language to support the necessary leasing provisions. If you have questions about your subletting arrangement, ask a lawyer.

  • Are Sublet Agreements legally binding?

    Yes Sublet Agreements are legally binding due to the document essentially being a housing contract between two parties. As with any legal contract, it can be helpful to have an attorney review before you sign.

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