Updated on September 28th, 2021
The Rhode Island sublease agreement is a contract containing terms and conditions that allow a tenant (the “sublessor”) to rent out the property they lease to another person (the “sublessee”). This practice makes it so the sublessor can move to a new dwelling while bypassing the need to furnish rent payments for two properties at once.
With any sublease agreement, the sublessor remains bound to the terms prescribed in the original lease. If the sublessee doesn’t pay rent or causes damage to the property, the consequences of such actions will rest solely on the sublessor’s shoulders. It should be noted that the sublessor may need to obtain the written consent of the landlord in order to sublet their property.