Updated on June 25th, 2021
An Alabama sublease agreement is a rental form used by a tenant to lease a residential rental unit to a secondary tenant (a “sublessee”). In a sublease, the original tenant (the “sublessor”) is still bound to the original lease. The sublessee makes monthly payments to the sublessor, who then pays rent to the landlord. Because the sublessor is still bound to the lease, any damage to the premises or default on rent committed by the sublessee falls back on the original tenant. The agreement specifies that the sublessee is also bound to the conditions contained in the original lease agreement. This allows subleases to focus on the terms and conditions that directly apply to the subletting situation.