A Connecticut sublease agreement enables the initial tenant of a standard lease (sublessor) to rent a part of or all of their property to a new tenant known as the subtenant.
In a Connecticut sublease, the subtenant must adhere to the original lease agreement’s terms and conditions. However, the original tenant will stay liable for any property damages, any original lease breaches, and the rent payment.
To save time and ensure everything is filled out correctly, we recommend using our free Connecticut sublease agreement builder or reading our steps on how to write a Connecticut sublease agreement below.
How to Write a Connecticut Sublease Agreement
- Describe the Type of Property — Apartments, houses, rooms and condos are the most common types of subleased property. Note the type of property being sublet in the sublease agreement.
- Name the Existing Tenant(s) — Write down the full name and contact information of the tenants named in the original lease.
- Write the Address Where Notices and Rent Should be Sent — Typically, this is the same address where the property is being sublet. However, if different, include the relevant address.
- Name the Subtenant(s) — Write the name of the person(s) who will sublease the property.
- Name the Landlord of the Original Lease — Include the name of the original lease’s landlord in your Connecticut Sublease Agreement.
- Attach a Copy of the Original Lease — Be sure to make a copy of your original lease, and attach it to the new sublease agreement..
- Include the Subleased Property’s Address — List the home or apartment’s address including the floor or apartment number (if applicable).
- Include any Extra Information About the Property — You should always clearly state additional aspects of the property that the subtenant has access to when subletting a home or an apartment (i.e. parking spaces, number of bedrooms, furnishings, storage units, bathrooms, etc.).
- Date the Term of the Sublease — Decide on the sublease’s beginning and end dates.
- Determine the Rent Amount — Record both the full amount of rent and the portion of the rent owed by the subtenant. Also make note of any additional fees or utilities owed each month (and how you’ll split them).
- List Property Restrictions — You must state any property restrictions like if pets are allowed or if smoking is prohibited.
Connecticut Sublease Laws
You should check your original lease agreement to see if you’re allowed to sublet your apartment. It’s recommended that a tenant receive written permission from their landlord before subletting in Connecticut. Once you’ve filled out a Connecticut sublease agreement, you will be responsible for your subtenant and liable for any violations of the original lease.
A sublessor must honor the terms of the sublease agreement (as well as the original lease) and follow all Connecticut laws regarding the eviction process, security deposits, and all other landlord-tenant matters.
Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Laws: Title 47a of the Connecticut General Statutes
In Connecticut, a sublessor must:
- Give a subtenant three days (3) written notice to pay rent or leave
- Return the security deposit within thirty days (30) of the end of the sublease, or within fifteen days (15) of receiving the subtenant’s forwarding mail address
- Provide thirty days (30) written notice of your intent to not renew the sublease and/or original lease
Connecticut Sublease FAQs
Is subletting illegal in Connecticut?
No, subletting isn’t illegal in Connecticut. Connecticut state law doesn’t explicitly ban subletting, but if you’re considering it, begin by reading your original lease carefully. If the original lease forbids subletting, then you cannot sublease the property.
Can a tenant sublet without the landlord’s permission?
No, a tenant cannot sublet without the landlord’s permission. Original tenants are required to get their landlord’s written approval before subletting. If the lease states no subletting, then it is not allowed.
How do you get out of a Connecticut sublease agreement?
As a subtenant looking to get out of a Connecticut sublease agreement, read the sublease and check for any agreed-upon terms to end the sublease before the expiration date. This may include terms like paying an early termination fee (i.e. a couple of month’s rent) and providing the required amount of advance notice to your sublessor (i.e. a month).