A Wisconsin sublease agreement is a contract that allows an original tenant (or “sublessor”) to rent out a residential property that they’re already renting to a new tenant (or “sublessee”). A sublease agreement must comply with the lease, and it cannot change the lease’s terms. The original tenant is still responsible for paying the landlord on time and remains bound under the lease.
A tenant in Wisconsin can’t sublet without permission from their landlord or if the original lease agreement prohibits it. If you have a month-to-month tenancy or tenancy-at-will, you must ask for approval from your landlord before you’re allowed to sublet your property. You must provide a written request to your landlord, who has 30 days to respond.