A Missouri sublease agreement provides a property’s original tenant the right to rent out all or a portion of a property to a new tenant (or “subtenant”). In a sublease agreement, the original tenant becomes the sublessor, and the new tenant becomes the subtenant.
To sublease property in Missouri, the original tenant needs prior written approval from their landlord.
A sublessor must honor the terms of the sublease agreement (as well as the original lease) and follow all Missouri laws regarding the eviction process, security deposits, and other landlord-tenant matters.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: MO Rev Stat § 441.230
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Chapter 441 of the Missouri Revised Statutes
Security Deposit Obligations: A sublessor must return the security deposit within thirty days (30) of the end of the sublease. They must provide an itemized list of any damages for which the subtenant was responsible.
Notices: If a subtenant doesn’t pay rent on time, a sublessor must provide a 10-day notice to pay rent or leave the property. A sublessor must also provide thirty days (30) written notice of their intent not to renew the sublease and/or original lease.
Download a Missouri sublease agreement as a PDF or Word file below: