An Indiana sublease agreement allows a current tenant to rent out (or “sublease”) all or part of the rented property to a new tenant (“subtenant” or “sublessee”). The subtenant is responsible for following the terms and conditions of the sublease and the original lease.
However, if the subtenant fails to pay rent or damages the property, it’s still the original tenant’s responsibility to fix the issue.
It’s recommended that a tenant receive written permission from their landlord before subletting in Indiana. If a lease permits subletting, it may contain additional requirements for granting subletting authorization, such as a minimum notice period to the landlord or specific parameters the subtenant must meet (such as proof of steady income, no criminal history, or no pets).
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: No.
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Title 32, Article 31 of the Indiana Code (Landlord-Tenant Relations).
Security Deposit Obligations: The security deposit must be returned within 45 days of the end of the sublease.
Notices: In Indiana, sublessors must give subtenants ten days’ written notice to pay rent or leave. They also need to provide 30 days’ written notice of their intent not to renew the sublease and/or original lease.
Below, you can download our free Indiana sublease agreement in PDF or Word format: