Updated on June 25th, 2021
A California sublease agreement enables a tenant renting residential property to rent out all or a portion of said property to another individual, known as a “sublessee” or “subtenant.” California law allows landlords to prohibit tenants from subleasing (or “subletting” as it is referred to in state statutes) if they include this as a provision in their lease agreement. Once approval from the landlord is assured, the tenant may introduce a sublease agreement to the subtenant to explain the terms and conditions. The contract will outline the subtenant’s portion of the rent, security deposit, and utilities, and will describe their liability as well as other rights, obligations, and duties.
Laws – § 1951.4