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Sublease - How to Sublease Successfully

What is a Sublease?

An apartment or commercial sublease can be the solution to a tenant's dilemma when the tenant needs to move but can't terminate the lease. It is often used in housing for lease when the current tenant needs to move out but can't cancel the lease, or needs a roommate to share expenses. In a sublease rental, the current tenant stays named on the master lease, but becomes a sublandlord by creating a separate sublettting agreement to lease to a third party, also called the subtenant. Therefore, the current tenant retains an interest in the apartment for lease, or housing for lease, and through a lease to a third party, also becomes a sublandlord for a term shorter than the original lease. A subletting agreement may be used for commercial property rentals as well.

How to Create a Sublease Contract

The original lease on a house for rent may require the landlord's consent for sublets to lease to a third party. Generally, if the master lease is silent on how to create a sublease and whether the master landlord must consent to sublets, it is permissible to sublease rental housing. A sublet contract will be governed by contract law principles. The residential and commercial sublease template and sample sublease forms offered by USLegalforms have been professionally drafted to comply with legal requirements.

Before creating sublets on residential homes for rent or apartments for lease, consideration should be given to subtenant preferences. While the decision to sublease apartments, create an office sublease, or other property rentals, should not be based on discriminatory reasons, it is permissible to set limits in an apartment sublease contract on the number of roommates, whether pets are allowed, if smoking is permitted, etc.

In sublets, it is recommended for subtenants and a sublandlord who intend to be roommates to meet in person and assess compatibility before signing a sublet agreement. References from previous landlords should be requested. Some furnished sublets are offered, and if you sublease space that's furnished, a higher security deposit and higher rental price should be charged to cover any damage. The furnished items should also be described in the subletting agreement. For residential property rentals, renter's insurance can be obtained.

How to Find Tenants and Sublease Your Property

Whether you are looking for an office sublease or looking for roommate sublets in college, there are many tenants and resources available. Tenants and rental opportunities may be found online, through a rental broker, in classified ads, and college bulletin boards, and others. Often, a roommate is found by asking friends. A house for rent may be listed in a local housing or tenant association. Sublease tenants and sublease apartments may register for listing services for a fee as well.

Once you reach a sublet agreement, it is important to have the proper sublease template form for a subtenant to sign. A free sample sublease may be previewed before downloading on USLegalforms.

How do I sublease my property?

How to sublease property will depend on the rental agreement. Landlords of some apartments have a clause in the lease preventing a tenant from subletting or requiring the landlord to consent to sublets. If the master lease in a home for rent or apartment for rent doesn't contain terms regarding a sublease agreement, it is generally allowed for the tenants to sublease apartments and housing for lease. US Legal Forms offers state-specific sublease template and sample sublease forms for all your subletting agreement needs, whether you need a commercial sublease, office sublease, apartment sublease, or a sublet agreement for a room for lease.

What is a sublease?

A sublease agreement is a lease from a tenant under a master lease, or original lease, to a third party, called the sublessee or subtenant. The original tenant under the master lease then becomes a sublandlord under the new lease to a third party. A subletting agreement is a rental agreement between the sublandlord and a third party. A sublet contract is interpreted and enforced under contract law principles and state landlord tenant laws.

Who does a subtenant pay rent to?

Subtenants, such as a sublease roommate, will pay rent to the sublandlord, or original tenant under the master lease. The original tenant under the master lease remains responsible for making the rent payment to the landlord in the master lease.

Can I sublease rental housing?

If you are renting a home for rent, whether or not you can create a sublease on a house for rent will depend on the terms of your original lease with the house owner or manager of property rentals. Typically, unless prohibited by the terms of the master lease of homes for rent, a tenant may create a sublease contract with a third party.

When is a sublease used?

A sublet agreement is commonly used when the original tenant needs to move out before the master lease expires or needs a roommate to share expenses. For example, when business decisions forces a company to relocate or close operations, it may be possible to use an office sublease or commercial sublease to be relieved of rent owed for the remaining term under the master lease.

It is possible to sublease apartments and a home for lease as well. Tenants in property rentals may create an apartment sublease with a roommate to share living expenses, or use a sublet contract to move out before the original lease expires and have the subtenant take over rent payments.

Does sublease tenants and forms relieve me of paying rent?

Unless the sublease contains an assumption of lease or assignment of lease, a sublease alone won't relieve the sublandlord of liability to pay the master landlord. Since the subtenant is not a party to the original rental agreement, the landlord will seek payment from the sublandlord. If the sublessee is late on rent payment or fails to pay rent, the rent owed must be paid by the sublandlord, who would then have a separate breach of sublease contract claim against the sublessee.


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