LegalNature's 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.
The agreement includes a comprehensive Move-In/Move-Out Inspection Checklist to provide evidence to facilitate the security deposit process. It is highly recommended that this checklist be completed both at move-in and move-out regardless of which state this agreement occurs in; however, state law requires that a move-in checklist MUST be completed in the following states: