A Maine sublease agreement is a contract entered into by a sublessor and a sublessee to establish the rights and obligations of both parties as they apply to the subletting of a residential rental unit. The sublessor is a tenant on the landlord’s lease who wishes to rent out all or part of the rental unit to the sublessee. There are no laws prohibiting or permitting tenants from subleasing, so the landlord should be contacted to ascertain if it is allowed in their rental unit.
Once a sublease agreement is signed, the sublessee is legally responsible for upholding the obligations set forth in the contract and all the articles contained in the original lease. However, the sublessor must be aware that they remain liable to the landlord should any default of the lease occur by them or the sublessee.