Updated on June 28th, 2021
A Missouri sublease agreement allows a tenant to rent all or part of their leased premises to another party (the “sublessee”). Subleases are most commonly implemented to cover a period of the tenant’s absence or the remainder of their lease after they have moved out. A sublease is separate from the master rental agreement, and the tenant will remain bound to the initial terms regardless of whether they continue to occupy the premises. The tenant will be held accountable for any unpaid rent, breach of terms, or property damage. However, state law allows the landlord to join the tenant and sublessee together as defendants in any legal action brought against them.
Laws – RSMo 441.230