Updated on July 14th, 2021
The Virginia sublease agreement is a binding contract that permits a tenant to rent the space they’ve been leasing to another person. When subleasing a rental unit, the original tenant (the “sublessor”) either moves out entirely or continues to occupy a portion of the space alongside the new sublessee. In the latter case, the agreement should describe the specific area or room being subleased. The sublease terms, while they may not contradict the master lease, need not mirror the rental conditions previously established between the landlord and sublessor. Sublessors should be aware that they remain liable to the landlord for any lease violations resulting from the sublessee’s actions.