Sublease Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Sublease, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Sublease?

(n) when a tenant let out the whole or part of the property rented by him a to a third person it is called ‘sublease’. Even though it is rented out fully, the first tenant will be responsible for payment of rent and all charges to the landlord and he is also responsible for all loss caused by the sub lessee to the property. There is no agreement with the landlord and the sub-tenant. The landlords generally discourage such subleasing by banning it in the lease agreement.