Our residential sublease agreement provides a simple and effective solution for subletting when the tenant is unable to continue occupying the unit. The following information provides an overview of the key considerations when completing your agreement.
The original lease may or may not require the tenant to obtain the landlord's written consent to sublet the premises. If such consent is required, be sure to have the landlord sign a copy of the consent page provided to you in Exhibit B. Even if the original lease does not require written consent, it is recommended that the tenant still have the landlord sign this consent page so that there will be no question in the event of a dispute.
After each tenant and subtenant signs the agreement, attach a copy of the original lease agreement executed between the tenant and landlord to Exhibit A. Also, it is a good idea for both the tenant and subtenant to initial the bottom right side of each page. This will help prevent someone from claiming that one of the pages was not included at the time of signing.
LegalNature’s sublease agreement includes an inspection checklist to be used during move-in and move-out to document any damage that exists in the rental unit. It is highly recommended that you always complete this checklist in order to avoid the time and expense that occur if a dispute arises. However, the following states require that you complete the checklist at move-in: