Updated on September 24th, 2021
A Georgia sublease agreement dictates the rights, obligations, and duties of a sublessor and sublessee as they pertain to the subleasing of a residential rental unit. A sublessor is the original tenant of the dwelling who is bound to a residential lease agreement with the landlord of the property. If they wish to rent out a part or the entirety of the rental property, or the entire unit, to another individual (sublessee), they may do so providing their lease allows it.
The sublessee, once they sign the sublease, is responsible for their portion of the rent, security deposits, utility payments, and any other fees. While the sublessee may be required to make all these payments, the sublessor will remain liable to the landlord for any missed payments or damage to the property.