A Pennsylvania sublease agreement is a legal document that a tenant (or “sublessor”) enters into with a third party (or “sublessee”). This agreement allows the sublessor to rent the property to the sublessee for some or all of the original lease term.
When a sublease agreement is in place, the terms of the original lease contract continue to apply to both the actual tenant and the sublessee. This arrangement means that even if the sublessee fails to pay the rent, the original tenant still owes the landlord money for rent.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: § 105 of the Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
Landlord-Tenant Laws: The Pennsylvania Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951
Security Deposit Obligations: A sublessor must return the full security deposit to a subtenant within 30 days of the end of the sublease. They may have to withhold some of the deposit for damages or unpaid rent, but they must submit an itemized list detailing the damages.
Notices: A sublessor must give a 10-day written notice for a subtenant to pay rent or leave the premises. They must also provide a 30-day notice if they intend not to renew a year-to-year lease or a 15-day notice if the sublease term is less than one year.
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