Updated on September 28th, 2021
A Pennsylvania sublease agreement is used when a leaseholder finds another individual to occupy their property for a fixed-term and take on the rental obligations stipulated in the master lease. In the agreement, the new tenant (the “sublessee”) is subject to the terms and conditions prescribed in the sublease by the original tenant (the “sublessor”).
However, the sublessor remains responsible for the property and must ensure that the master lease is not breached. If the sublessee fails to pay rent, damages the property, or acts in a manner contrary to the lease terms, the sublessor will face the repercussions. While subletting is legal in the state, many master leases prohibit the action without the landlord’s approval.
Laws – § 250.105