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What Is a Sublease

A Sublease Agreement is a legal document that permits a tenant to rent the property they are renting to another person.

The original tenant is the sublessor, and the secondary tenant is the sublessee or subtenant

A Sublease Agreement is also known as a:

  • Sublease Contract

  • Sublease Rental Agreement

  • Sublease Form 

There are various properties you can sublease to someone else. You can use your real estate form to re-rent a room in an apartment, house, or another type of living space. 

The following are types of properties or spaces that you can sublease: 

  • Apartment

  • Condo

  • Garage

  • Basement

  • RV

  • Condo

  • House

There is a specific period you can sublease your living space. You can only sublease the property during the time frame of the original lease agreement. 

If you would like the agreement togo beyond the original contract end date, you’ll need approval from the landlord.

Use our Sublease Contract template to make writing your agreement simple.

How Does a Sublease Work?

To be able to sublease a property, make sure of the following:

  • Always receive permission from the landlord first

  • Agreements do not last longer than the end date of your lease agreement

  • Fees are not more than what you pay for rent

It is not customary to do so, but if you would like to charge more than what you are paying, refer to your city and state laws to see if it is acceptable. 

How to Sublease an Apartment

To sublease your apartment correctly, you must complete some steps. Not following these instructions could make your Sublease Agreement invalid. 

Below you can find the necessary steps explaining how to sublease your apartment. 

Receive Permission to Sublease Your Apartment

The first and most important step before creating a Sublease Agreement is to obtain permission from your landlord.

This permission should be in writing and signed by the landlord. 

Collect Information on the Apartment

To then find a sublessee, you will need to put together the following: 

  • Amount of rent you will charge

  • Images of the apartment 

  • Responsibilities such as payment of utilities or cleaning schedules

  • Details about the neighborhood 

List the Property Online

Use a website, such as Craigslist, to post the information and images of the property online. Make sure to include your contact information so anyone interested can contact you. 

Display the Property in Person

Typically, someone interested in re-renting your living space will want to see it firsthand. Organize a time when you and the applicant can meet at the property to show it to them in person

Run a Background Check

It is a good idea to run a background checkon an applicant. Running credit and criminal background checks will ensure you are subleasing your apartment to someone credible. 

Sign the Sublease Agreement

Once you have completed all the steps and found your subtenant, the final step is to sign the Sublease Contract. 

The subtenant will also need to pay the security deposit, first month's rents, and any other necessary fees, such as parking. 

How to Write a Sublease Agreement

When creating your Sublease Agreement, it is essential to include all the necessary information, terms, and conditions. 

That is why we have created this step-by-step guide to make the writing process stress-free and easy. 

  1. Describe the property: Include the exact address of the property. Also, explain if the subtenant will be living in the entire home or just a single room. 

  2. Fill in tenant and subtenant details: Write your full name (the tenant) and the subtenant’s name.

  3. Include the time frame: Write the “term”, which is the amount of time the sublease will take place. It could be a pre-determined amount of time or a month-to-month contract. 

  4. Add the information of the original lease: Let the subtenant know all the terms of the original lease agreement you made with the landlord. The subtenant must know everything allowed or forbidden on the property. 

  5. Write the rent amount: Include the amount the subtenant must pay monthly. The subtenant must also be aware a failure to pay or any damage done to the property makes you, the original tenant, responsible.  

LawDistrict provides a Sublease Agreement Template to make writing this legal document easy. 

Sublet vs. Sublease

Subletting and Subleasing are often used interchangeably. However, there are some differences between the terms.

Sublease Sublet
The tenant makes the Sublease Agreement. The landlord makes the contract.
The subtenant pays the original tenant. The person subletting pays rent to the landlord.

Sublease Agreement Sample

To make creating a Sublease Contract even more straightforward and simple, we have included a simple Sublease Agreement sample below.

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Sublease Agreement Sample

FAQs About Sublease

Sublease Agreements can be a confusing topic. To clear up any doubts you may have, we answered some of the most common questions regarding this type of agreement.

Is Subleasing Legal?

Subleasing is legal, however, you should always review your state laws and get written permission from your landlord. 

Failure to do so could result in your landlord ending your lease agreement.

How to Terminate a Sublease Agreement?

Depending on the terms of the contract, you may be able to terminate a Sublease Agreement

Look over the following options in your contract: 

  • Termination clause

  • Possible violation

If you have the right to terminate the contract due to a clause or a breach of contract by the subtenant, you can end the agreement. 

It is also possible to simply ask them to move out.

Why Use a Sublease Contract Template

Using our Sublease Contract template makes the entire process hassle-free and less expensive. 

Using our template means you can get your legally valid document straight from the comfort of your home without paying any excessive lawyer fees. 

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RESIDENTIAL SUBLEASE AGREEMENT
THIS SUBLEASE AGREEMENT executed this ________________________
BETWEEN:
- _________
(jointly and separately referred to as the "Sublandlord")
OF THE FIRST PART
AND
- _________
(jointly and separately referred to as the "Subtenant")
OF THE SECOND PART
Background
A) By entering into this agreement (referred to as the "Sublease Agreement"), the parties involved agree to the subletting of the specified real property, as outlined in the following terms.

B) The provisions stated in this Sublease Agreement are subject to the terms and limitations set forth in the master lease (referred to as the "Master Lease") executed on _________ between _________ (jointly and separately referred to as the "Landlord") and the Sublandlord, regarding the aforementioned property, including any improvements situated on the described premises (referred to as the "Premises") municipally described as: _________.
IN CONSIDERATION OF the Sublandlord subletting and the Subtenant renting the Subleased Premises, both parties hereby undertake to uphold, carry out, and satisfy the promises, conditions, and agreements set forth below:
Subleased Premises
1) The Sublandlord consents to sublease the entire Premises, known as the "Subleased Premises," to the Subtenant exclusively for residential purposes. The Subleased Premises or any portion thereof shall not be utilized by the Subtenant, at any point during the term specified in this Sublease Agreement, for conducting any business, profession, trade, or any purpose other than as a private single-family residence.
2) Subject to any limitations or provisions outlined in the Master Lease, the Subtenant is permitted to have pets within the Subleased Premises. However, in the event of any misuse of this privilege, damage caused to the Subleased Premises by the pets, or any disruption or interference caused by the pets that affect the other tenants' use and enjoyment of the Subleased Premises, the Sublandlord retains the right to revoke this privilege by providing a thirty (30) days' notice.
3) The Subtenant, as well as all members of the Subtenant's household, are strictly prohibited from smoking anywhere within the Subleased Premises. Also, the Subtenant shall ensure that no guests or visitors smoke within the Subleased Premises.
4) The Subtenant, as well as all members of the Subtenant's household, are strictly prohibited from vaping anywhere within the Subleased Premises. Also, the Subtenant shall ensure that no guests or visitors smoke within the Subleased Premises.
Term
5) The duration of this Sublease Agreement, referred to as the "Term," begins at 12:00 noon on _________ and concludes at 12:00 noon on _________.
Rent
6) The rent amount and payment frequency for the Subleased Premises shall align with the terms established in the Master Lease.
7) The Subtenant shall ensure that the rent is delivered or sent to _________ at _________, or to any alternative location specified by _________.
Utilities
8) During the remaining Term, the Subtenant shall be responsible for making all payments associated with utilities and other charges that were previously the responsibility of the Sublandlord under the Master Lease.
Maintenance
9) The Subtenant hereby commits to surrendering and transferring the Subleased Premises, along with all furniture and decorations contained therein, to the Sublandlord in a condition that matches the quality they were in at the beginning of the Term, with the exception of reasonable wear and tear.

10) The Subtenant shall bear full responsibility and liability to the Sublandlord and the Landlord for any damages caused to the Subleased Premises, its contents, or the building by the Subtenant or the Subtenant's guests.
Alterations and Improvements
11) The Subtenant shall have the right to undertake the same alterations and improvements to the Subleased Premises as permitted to the Sublandlord, on the condition that the Subtenant obtains prior written consent from both the Landlord and the Sublandlord.
Taxes
12) The Subtenant shall be responsible for the payment of any applicable privilege, excise, and other taxes lawfully imposed on the Subtenant's business, the Subleased Premises, and any personal property situated on or within the Subleased Premises. The Subtenant shall make diligent efforts to prevent the imposition of any late fees or penalties associated with these tax obligations.

Event of Default
13) The Subtenant shall be considered in default under this Sublease Agreement if any of the following events (referred to as the "Event of Default") occurs:

a) Failure by the Subtenant to make timely payment of the Rent to the Landlord, or any portion thereof, within the specified due date or any applicable grace period.
b) Non-compliance by the Subtenant with any of its obligations stated in this Sublease Agreement or any relevant obligation outlined in the Master Lease.
c) Insolvency of the Subtenant, initiation of bankruptcy proceedings, taking advantage of any legislation applicable to insolvent or bankrupt debtors, involvement in voluntary or involuntary winding-up, dissolution, or liquidation proceedings, or appointment of a receiver to manage the Subtenant's affairs.
d) Abandonment of the Subleased Premises or any portion thereof by the Subtenant.
e) Use of the Subleased Premises for unpermitted or illegal purposes.
f) Failure of the Subtenant to promptly initiate, diligently pursue, and successfully complete any work assigned to the Subtenant under this Sublease Agreement related to the Subleased Premises.
g) Complete or partial damage to the Subleased Premises, or any part thereof, resulting from fire or other casualties caused by the Subtenant's negligence, intentional actions, or those of the Subtenant's employees, family members, agents, or guests.
h) Any other event of default as provided in the applicable laws or regulations (referred to as the "Act").

Remedies
14) In the event of any occurrence of an Event of Default, the Sublandlord reserves the right to exercise any or all of the following remedies:

a) Terminate the Sublease Agreement by providing the notice required under the Act, resulting in the immediate forfeiture and nullification of the term.
b) The Sublandlord may, at its discretion, but without any obligation, fulfill any obligation of this Sublease Agreement or the Master Lease that the Subtenant has failed to perform. In such cases, the Sublandlord may seek redress from the Subtenant for any expenses incurred.
c) The Sublandlord may re-enter the Subleased Premises, in whole or in part, and lawfully repossess and enjoy the Subleased Premises as if the Subtenant's occupancy never occurred, with the right to remove any items or belongings within the Subleased Premises.
d) Any other remedy as provided by the Act or other applicable laws.

15) The Sublandlord's exercise or reference to any particular right or remedy shall not hinder or prevent the Sublandlord from pursuing any other remedy available under the law, in equity, or as expressly stated in this Sublease Agreement or the Master Lease. No remedy shall be considered exclusive or contingent upon any other remedy, and the Sublandlord reserves the right to independently or collectively exercise any combination of remedies as deemed necessary or appropriate from time to time.

16) Upon the expiration, termination, or cancellation of either the Master Lease or this Sublease Agreement, all obligations of the parties under this Sublease Agreement shall be deemed extinguished.

17) Upon termination, any improvements that remain on the Subleased Premises shall revert to the Sublandlord and shall be free from any encumbrance at the time of reversion.

Governing Law
18) The parties to this Sublease Agreement express their intention for the tenancy established by this agreement, as well as the fulfillment of obligations under this agreement, and any legal proceedings arising from this agreement, to be interpreted and governed exclusively by the laws of the State of Georgia. This choice of law shall prevail regardless of the jurisdiction in which any legal action or proceeding may be initiated.

Severability
19) In the event of any conflict between a provision in this Sublease Agreement and the applicable laws of the State of _________ (referred to as the "Act"), the Act shall take precedence, and the conflicting provisions of the Sublease Agreement shall be amended or removed as necessary to comply with the Act. Additionally, any provisions mandated by the Act are hereby incorporated into this Sublease Agreement.

20) In the event of any conflict between a provision in this Sublease Agreement and any prescribed form of Sublease Agreement mandated by the Act, the prescribed form shall take precedence, and the conflicting provisions of this Sublease Agreement shall be amended or removed as necessary to comply with the prescribed form. Additionally, any provisions that are required by the prescribed form are hereby incorporated into this Sublease Agreement.

21) If any provision of this Sublease Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable, either in whole or in part, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. The valid and enforceable provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable as if the invalid or unenforceable parts were not included in this Sublease Agreement. The remaining provisions shall be considered executed by both parties after the removal of the invalid provision.

22) All alterations and improvements made to the Subleased Premises must adhere to all relevant construction laws and regulations governing property improvements.

23) The Subtenant shall take necessary measures to ensure that the Subleased Premises are kept free and clear from any liens that may arise as a result of the work carried out or materials utilized during the improvements made to the Subleased Premises.
Subletting
24) The Subtenant shall not assign, transfer, or sublet the Subleased Premises, or any portion thereof, without obtaining the prior written consent of both the Sublandlord and the Landlord.
Notices
25) Unless explicitly specified otherwise in this Sublease Agreement, all notices from the Subtenant to the Sublandlord shall be delivered or sent to the Sublandlord at the following address(es):

- _________
Address: _________
26) Unless explicitly specified otherwise in this Sublease Agreement, all notices from the Subtenant to the Sublandlord shall be delivered or sent to the Sublandlord at the following address(es):

- _________
Address: _________
27) All notices to be provided under this Sublease Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered in person or sent by certified or registered mail using the United States Postal Service.
Master Lease
28) This Sublease Agreement incorporates and is subject to the Master Lease, a copy of which is attached to this Sublease Agreement, and which is incorporated as if it were set out in this Sublease Agreement.
General Provisions
29) In the event of any legal action arising from this Sublease Agreement, the party who does not prevail in the action shall be responsible for paying reasonable attorney's fees and court costs to the prevailing party. The amount of such fees and costs shall be determined and awarded by the court, and a judgment reflecting the same shall be entered.

30) This Sublease Agreement, subject to the other provisions contained herein, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties involved. No additions, deletions, or modifications to this agreement shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by both parties. Any oral representations made during the execution of this Sublease Agreement are not legally binding and do not hold any enforceable effect on either party.

31) The Sublandlord may enter the Subleased Premises with 24 hours of prior notice for any of the following purposes:

a) To conduct an inspection of the Subleased Premises.
b) To perform necessary maintenance on the Subleased Premises.
c) To carry out repairs that are the responsibility of the Sublandlord.

32) The Sublandlord and the Subtenant have no interest or other ownership in each other. The parties are not agents for each other. Under no circumstances will this Sublease Agreement be construed as creating a partnership or joint venture between the parties to this Sublease Agreement.

33) In the event that the Subtenant is below the age of 18, the Subtenant's parent or legal guardian shall provide a guarantee and undertake the responsibility of fulfilling all the terms, covenants, and conditions outlined in this Sublease Agreement by affixing their signature below.

34) Each party signing this Sublease Agreement acknowledges that they have received a fully executed copy of this agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Sublandlord and the Subtenant have executed this Sublease Agreement by affixing their signatures and seals on this date: ________________________

_____________________________

Witness

_____________________________

_________

_____________________________

Witness

_____________________________

_________

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