Updated on June 28th, 2021
A New Jersey sublease agreement is a rental contract under which an individual (known as the “sublessee”) is allowed to pay monthly rent for being granted occupation of another individual’s (known as the “sublessor”) rental property. In all cases, the original tenant will be held responsible for transferring the entirety of the monthly rent to the landlord on the rent due date. The sublease must be written in accordance with the original lease, and the landlord may be required to give their signed permission before tenants can sublease their residence. In any event that rent is unpaid or the lease is otherwise broken, the initial tenant will be held financially and legally responsible.