PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO MOVE OUT BEFORE THE END OF YOUR LEASE CONTRACT AND ARE CONSIDERING SUBLEASING:
It is the current tenant’s (sublessor) responsibility to find a new tenant (sublessee) to sublease their apartment. The sublessee should be someone trustworthy because any unpaid rent, damages and/or cleaning will be covered by the sublessor’s deposit.
SECTION 12 OF THE LEASE CONTRACT ADDRESSES SUBLEASING AND READS AS FOLLOWS:
ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBLETTING. Tenant shall not assign this Rental Agreement, nor sublet the dwelling unit, or any portion thereof, without the prior written consent of Landlord. Landlord has NO obligation to consent, but if consent is given, the forms provided by Landlord for subleases must be used or the sublease will not be recognized by Landlord. The Landlord reserves the right to accept or reject any sublease. It is the subleasing Tenant’s sole responsibility to find someone to assume the Rental Agreement. Subleasing DOES NOT release the original Tenant from liability under the lease.
How the subleasing process works:
- The sublessor is responsible to find a new person to sublease the apartment for the duration of the lease. Any other tenants living in the apartment must also approve the sublessee.
- The sublessee completes the Cruise Properties application process including Application, Application Fee ($25) and co-signer agreement form (if required).
- Once all requirements are met and approved, a Sublease Agreement Form is prepared by the Office. The sublessor, sublessee, and all tenants listed on the original lease must sign the Sublease Agreement Form (CLICK HERE to view SAMPLE SUBLEASE AGREEMENT FORM).
- Once the Sublease Agreement Form has been agreed to and signed by all parties it is the sublessor’s (current tenant’s) responsibility to make all move in, utility and key transfer arrangements with the sublessee (new tenant).
Rules of subleasing:
- The sublessor’s security deposit stays in place to cover any damages through the end of the lease. Yes, your security deposit covers the damages caused by the sublessee living in your apartment.
- The subleasing process must be completed before the sublessee moves in. If this is not done the sublessee will be considered an “illegal tenant”.
What we need:
- Your name, your address complete with apartment/unit #, name of the person subletting.
- Date range that this agreement will cover, specifically the starting and ending date.
- Participation and written approval by all current tenants on existing lease.
For any additional questions please contact our Office at 319-351-0360, email us at email@example.com.