This is an agreement entered into between a tenant and a third party for the lease of all
or part of a residential property. The tenant retains some right under the original lease
and will remain liable to the landlord for all rental payments. The original lease can be
attached to this document under “Exhibit A.” This agreement covers all of the essential
terms, such as: rental payments, payment due date, term of the sub-lease, and the
security deposit. This agreement can be used by individual tenants that want to lease
out part or all of their residential property to a third party.
This Sublease Agreement (hereinafter the “Agreement”) is made this ____ [Month] ____
[Date], 20____ [Year] by and between ____________________ [Instruction: Insert the name
of lessee under the original lease/Sub-Lessor] hereinafter referred to as the “Sub-Lessor” and
____________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of Sub-Lessee] hereinafter referred to
as the “Sub-Lessee”. Sub-Lessor and Sub-Lessee may individually be referred to as the “Party”
and collectively be referred to as the “Parties”.
WHEREAS, the Sub-Lessor has heretofore entered into a lease hereinafter termed as the
“Master Lease" with ______________________ [Instruction: Insert the name of Landlord]
hereinafter referred to as the “Landlord”, dated the ____ [Month] ____ [Date], 20__ [Year]
whereby Landlord leased to Sub-Lessor the Premises located at
[Instruction: Insert the proper address of the Premises] (hereinafter referred to as the
“Premises”) to be used and occupied as a strictly private residential dwelling Premises by Sub-
Lessor and his family, and not otherwise; and
WHEREAS, Sub-Lessor desires to sublet said Premises hereinafter referred as
“Sublease” to Sub-Lessee, and Sub-Lessee desires to Sublease said Premises from Sub-Lessor;
NOW, THEREFORE, Sub-Lessor hereby Subleases and rents unto Sub-Lessee, and Sub-
Lessee hereby Subleases and rents from Sub-Lessor, the said Premises and all rights of Sub-
Lessor to the Premises covered by the Master Lease for a term of ___________ (___) months
[Instruction: Insert the length of the lease term e.g., Eighteen (18)] [Comment: these
numbers are not provided by the law, but can be any number the user chooses, but should
not be any longer than the period of time allowed in the Master Lease] and both the Parties
agree to keep, perform, and fulfill the promises, conditions, and agreements expressed below:
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1. RENT PAYMENTS: The rent is ________ ($___) [Instruction: Insert the amount of
rent, e.g., Five hundred dollars only (◊ $500)] per month, payable in advance on the
____________ [Instruction: Insert the date of payment e.g., first (1st) day] day of each
month. The rent is payable to the Sub-Lessor to his address mentioned above or any
designated place as instructed by the Sub-Lessor.
2. UTILITIES: All charges for utilities connected with the Premises which would otherwise to
be paid by the Sub-Lessor under the Master Lease shall be paid by the Sub-Lessee for the
term of this Sublease.
3. PROPERTY CONDITION: Sub-Lessee agrees to surrender and deliver to the Sub-Lessor
the Premises and all furniture and decorations within the Premises in as good a condition as
they were at the beginning of the term, reasonable wear and tear excepted. The Sub-Lessee
will be liable to the Sub-Lessor for any damages occurring to the Premises or the contents
thereof or to the building which are done by the Sub-Lessee or its guests.
4. DEPOSIT: Sub-Lessee agrees to pay Sub-Lessor a deposit of ________ ($___)
[Instruction: Insert the deposit amount, e.g., five thousand dollars only (◊ $5,000)]
[Note, some states or locations might cap the amount that may be deposited] to cover
damages beyond normal wear and tear, unpaid rent, and unpaid utilities. Sub-Lessor agrees
that if the Premises and contents thereof are returned to him/her in the same condition as
when received by the Sub-Lessee, reasonable wear and tear thereof excepted, and if there is
no unpaid rent or unpaid utility bills owed by the Sub-Lessee, he/she will refund to the Sub-
Lessee the deposit amount in full at the end of the term, or within ___________ (___) days
[Instruction: Insert the amount of time e.g, Thirty (◊ 30)][Note, local law might provide
a deadline by which deposits are to be refunded] thereafter. Any reason for retaining a
portion of the deposit shall be explained in writing to the Sub-Lessee.
5. INVENTORY FORM: At the time of the taking possession of the Premises by the Sub-
Lessee, the Sub-Lessor may provide the Sub-Lessee with an inventory form within
___________ (___) days [Instruction: Insert the amount of time e.g., Seven (7)]
[Comment: these numbers are not provided by the law, but can be any number the user
chooses] of taking possession.
6. ORIGINAL LEASE: The Sublease Agreement incorporates and is subject to the Master
Lease between the Sub-Lessor and his Landlord, a copy of which is attached hereto as
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Exhibit-A, and which is hereby referred to and incorporated as if it were set out here at
length. The Sub-Lessee agrees to assume all of the obligations and responsibilities of the
Sub-Lessor under the original lease for the duration of the Sublease agreement.
7. OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS: