A Minnesota sublease agreement is a contract between two (2) parties whereby a tenant (the sublessor) rents out property they’re currently leasing to a third party (the sublessee). A sublease may be used to cover the sublessor’s temporary absence or the remainder of an existing contract term.
Before committing to a third-party occupant, the sublessor must review their lease to ensure that subleasing is permitted by the landlord. In most cases, the lease will state that the tenant is required to obtain the landlord’s signed permission before they can sublet. If the sublessee doesn’t pay rent or breaks the terms of the lease, the sublessor will be held responsible and may face legal consequences.