What You Should Know Before Subleasing



Subleasing, also known as subletting, is a process where a tenant re-rents their apartment to another person for part or all of the length of the lease. In Florida, tenants are allowed to sublet their apartments unless it is specifically forbidden by the landlord in their lease contract. But just because subleasing is allowed, is it a good idea to do it? The experienced attorneys at The Soto Law Office, P.A. are here to help identify some of the issues involved with subleasing and assist with any legal arises that may arise in a subletting situation. To learn more, call or contact our office to schedule a consultation of your case now.

Getting the Proper Permission


When deciding whether to sublease an apartment, the first step is getting the proper permission to do so. If there is nothing about subletting, a tenant may be able to sublease without permission from the landlord. Other leases require permission from the landlord first before signing a sublease. This may require proof that the person wishing to sublease has the ability to pay and will not cause trouble on the property.


Responsibility for the Property


It is also important to note that the original tenant usually maintains responsibility for the property even after a sublease is signed. This means that the tenant may be on the hook for any damage that happens to the property by the sublessor. In addition, the tenant is still held responsible for making payments on the property. In some cases, the person subleasing pays the tenant, who then pays the landlord for the duration of the lease. For this reason, it is always important to get a subleasing agreement in writing so that the tenant has an avenue to enforce payment if the sublessor stops paying their rent. The tenant also remains responsible for any other obligations on the property set forth in the lease and may be liable if the sublessor violates them.

Call or Contact Our Office Now


Are you considering subleasing in the Altamonte Springs area and wish to learn more about your rights and responsibilities? The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at The Soto Law Office, P.A. are here to help. Call or contact the office today to schedule a consultation of your case.