Updated on July 4th, 2021
The Utah sublease agreement is a contract that authorizes a tenant (the “sublessor”) to rent their already-leased property to a sublessee (or “subtenant”). Subleasing is legal in Utah as long as the master lease does not explicitly forbid it. In many cases, the master lease will allow subleasing but only with the landlord’s written consent; the sublessor should review their lease agreement for verification. The sublessor must bear in mind that, as the original tenant, they are completely responsible for paying rent and otherwise satisfying the provisions of the master lease. If the subtenant breaches these terms, the sublessor is held accountable by the landlord.