A New York sublease agreement is a contract that tenants use to rent out their residence to a subtenant for a limited period of time. The document states the term of the sublease and the amount to be paid to the tenant (known as the “sublessor”) for rent, expenses, and the security deposit.
Under state law, the tenant must obtain their landlord’s written permission to sublease, but if the residence has four (4) or more rental units, the landlord cannot withhold consent without reason. (For residences that have fewer than four (4) rental units, the landlord may withhold consent unconditionally). If the landlord does not authorize a sublease, the tenant has the right to terminate their lease by giving their landlord thirty (30) days’ notice.
Laws – RPP Article 7, Section 226-B