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This agreement is used by parties seeking to sublet a property to a tenant on a rental basis.
It is intended to be used after a master lease agreement is already in place. This document
contains numerous of the standard clauses commonly used in these types of agreements,
as well as opportunities for customization to address the specific needs of the parties. This
agreement to sublease is useful to landlords or tenants located in Iowa seeking to form an
agreement between a sublessor and subtenant.
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AGREEMENT TO SUBLEASE
THIS SUBLEASE AGREEMENT is made between ________________________
[Instruction: Insert name of Sublessor or Sub-landlord], individually or collectively as the
“Sublessor,” and ___________________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of
Subtenant], as the “Subtenant,” together referred to as the “Parties.”
________________________, [Instruction: Insert name of property owner] (“Lessor”) and
the Sublessor as the Lessee executed the Master Lease by which property was leased to the
Sublessor as the Lessee.
NOW, the Sublessor wishes to Sublease (all / part) of that property referred to in this
Sublease as the Premises (defined below) to the Subtenant; and the Subtenant wishes to lease
those Premises from the Sublessor.
IN CONSIDERATION for the mutual promises, covenants, and agreements made below,
the Parties, intending to be legally bound, agree as follows:
For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms will have the indicated definitions:
a. “Agreement” This Agreement is by and between the Sublessor and the Subtenant.
b. “Master Lease” The lease between the Sublessor and Lessor dated ______ [Month]
____ [Date], 20__ [Year], and expiring ______ [Month] ____ [Date], 20__ [Year],
[Instruction: Insert the start and end date of the Master Lease] whereby the
Sublessor (as Lessee) leased from the Lessor the Premises (attached as Exhibit A –
c. “Premises” The apartment / house situated in the City of _____________ [Instruction:
Insert the City], State of Iowa, described as ___________________________
[Instruction: Enter the location]. [Optional: See Exhibit A for the Premises.]
2. Original Lease
In addition to the provisions of this Sublease Agreement, the Subtenant agrees to be bound
by all the conditions of the Lease between the Sublessor and the Lessor, the Master Lease.
The Subtenant agrees to assume all of the obligations and responsibilities of the Sublessor
under the Master Lease for the duration of the Sublease Agreement.
3. RENT PAYMENTS:
The Subtenant will pay a total monthly rent of _________ ($__). [Instruction: Insert the
monthly rent] Rent will be payable on the _____ (__) day [Instruction: Insert day
payment is to be made by, e.g., [First (1st)]] of each month directly to the Sublessor.
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The Subtenant shall use and occupy the Premises for residential purposes only. The Premises
shall be used for no other purpose. The Sublessor represents that the Premises may lawfully
be used for such purpose.
All charges for utilities connected with the Premises, which are to be paid by the Sublessor
under the master lease, shall be paid by the Subtenant for the term of this sublease.
6. Agreement Termination
If the Master Lease is terminated, this Sublease shall terminate simultaneously and the
Sublessor and the Subtenant shall thereafter be released from all obligations under this
Sublease. Upon termination, the Sublessor will refund to the Subtenant any unearned rent. In
accordance with paragraph 2, if the Sublessor terminates the Subtenant tenancy in the
Premises under the Master Lease, the Sublessor will provide ___________ (___)
[Instruction: Insert the number of days notice required, e.g., fourteen (◊ 14)] days notice
to the Subtenant.
7. Property Condition
The Subtenant agrees to surrender and deliver to the Sublessor the Premises and all furniture
and decorations within the Premises in as good a condition as they were at the beginning of
the term, reasonable wear and tear excepted. The Subtenant will be liable to the Sublessor for
any damages occurring to the Premises or the contents thereof or to the building that are done
by the Subtenant or his, her, or their guests.
The Subtenant agrees not to alter in any way the apartment, its furnishings, its appliances and
locks without the Lessors prior written permission. No painting is permitted in the
apartments. Do not use tape or sticky materials on walls for pictures or posters; small
hanging nails are permitted. All holes shall be spackled before moving out.
The Lessor retains the right to enter the apartment at any time (within reason) for inspection,
repair, pest control, or emergency. The Subtenant has a right to privacy and the Lessor will
always respect this right.
The Subtenant agrees to pay the Sublessor a deposit of _____________ ($____)
[Instruction: Insert the amount, e.g., fifty thousand dollars (◊ $50,000)] to cover damages
beyond normal wear and tear, unpaid rent, and unpaid utilities. The Sublessor agrees that if
the Premises and contents thereof are returned to him/her in the same condition as when
received by the Subtenant, reasonable wear and tear thereof excepted, and if there is no
unpaid rent or unpaid utility bills owed by the Subtenant, he/she will refund to the Subtenant
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__________________ ($____) [Instruction: Insert the amount, e.g., forty eight thousand
dollars (◊ $48,000)] at the end of the term, or within Twenty (20) days thereafter. Any
reason for retaining a portion of the deposit shall be explained in writing within Twenty (20)
days to the Subtenant.
11. Subleasing and Assignment
The Subtenant may not lease, sublease, or assign the Premises without the prior written
consent of the Sublessor, which may be withheld or denied at the [choose one: sole, or
reasonable] discretion of Sublessor.
12. Quiet Enjoyment
The Sublessor covenants that the Subtenant shall be entitled to quiet enjoyment of the
Premises, provided that the Subtenant complies with the terms of this sublease.
13. Inventory Form (Optional)
[Comment: Keep this clause if there is inventory attached or to be provided with the
property to the subtenant]
At the time of the taking possession of the Premises by the Subtenant, the Sublessor will
provide the Subtenant with an inventory form within ___________ (___) [Instruction:
Insert the amount, e.g., fourteen (◊ 14)] days of taking possession.
14. Sole Agreement
The Parties hereby agree that this document contains the entire agreement between the
Parties and this Agreement shall not be modified, changed, altered, or amended in any way
except through a written amendment signed by all of the Parties hereto. (Any oral
representations made at the time of executing this lease are not legally valid, and therefore,
are not binding upon either party).
15. Parental/Guardian Guarantee
If the Subtenant is under 18 years of age, then his/her legal guardian or parent guarantees and
agrees to perform all of the terms, covenants, and conditions of this sublease by affixing his
16. Use of Words
The words "Sublessor" and “Subtenant " as used herein includes the plural as well as the
singular. The pronouns used herein shall include, where appropriate, either gender or both,
singular and plural.
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17. Attorney’s Fees
In case any legal action should be brought for recovery of the Premises, or for any sum due
under this Agreement, or because of any act that may arise out of the possession of the
Premises, by either party, the prevailing party shall be entitled to all costs incurred in
connection with such action, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.
18. Landlord Approval
This sublease is not binding upon either party unless approved by the landlord as provided
below, provided such approval is required by the original lease.
19. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and interpreted by, through, and under the
Laws of the State of Iowa.
The Parties hereby bind themselves to this agreement by their signatures affixed below on this
_________ [Date] day of __________________ [Month], 20____ [Year].
Printed Name of Sublessor(s) Signature of Sublessor(s)
Printed Name of Subtenant (s) Signature of Subtenant (s):
[Comment: Include parent or guardian
signature, if Subtenant is under 18 years
I hereby give my consent as landlord to subletting of the above described Premises as set out in
this Sublease Agreement.
Printed Name of Landlord or Agent:
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Signature of Landlord or Agent:
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MASTER LEASE AGREEMENT
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DESCRIPTION OF PREMISES
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