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).