A South Carolina sublease agreement is a rental contract between a current tenant (“sublessor”) and a new tenant (“sublessee” or “subtenant”). The sublessor is the tenant already on the existing lease agreement who pays rent to the landlord.
A sublease must be approved by the original landlord and comply with the initial lease’s terms. The sublessor is ultimately responsible for the premises if the subtenant does not abide by the original lease and inflicts damages on the landlord’s property.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: SC Code § 27-35-60
Landlord-Tenant Laws: SC Code Title 27, Property and Conveyances (Chapter 33)
Security Deposit Obligations: A sublessor must return a subtenant’s security deposit within 30 days of the end of the lease.
Notices: A sublessor must give a subtenant five days’ written notice to pay rent or leave. They must also provide 30 days’ written notice if they intend not to renew the sublease or original lease.
Download a South Carolina sublease agreement template as a PDF or Word file below: