An Ohio sublease agreement is a legal document that allows for a renter ( or “sublessor”) to rent out space, such as an apartment, condo, or house, to another renter (or “sublessee”). A sublease is a separate agreement from the lease signed by the original renter and landlord.
A sublease agreement is legally binding and includes the terms and conditions under which the secondary renter can live on the property. No laws cover subletting in Ohio, so a tenant can technically sublet without permission.
However, it’s a good idea for them to obtain permission from their landlord before entering a sublease. In most cases, the original lease states whether subleases are allowed.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: No.
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Ohio Revised Code Title 53 (Real Property, Chapter 5321 – Landlords and Tenants)
Security Deposit Obligations: A sublessor must return the subtenant’s security deposit within 30 days of the lease’s end.
Notices: A sublessor must give three days’ notice to pay rent or leave if a subtenant didn’t submit a timely payment. They must also provide 30 days’ written notice if they expect not to renew the sublease or the original lease.
Download an Ohio sublease agreement template as a PDF or Word file below: