A Nevada sublease agreement allows a tenant that’s currently renting property (known as the “sublessor”) to rent out part or all of that property to another tenant (or “subtenant”).
In Nevada, the current tenant needs to first check with the landlord or refer to the original lease to see if they’re even allowed to sublease, because many contracts forbid subletting.
If you’re able to sublet your rental property, start by downloading the blank sublease agreement template below for free, and then learn how to fill it out.
To save time and ensure everything is filled out correctly, we recommend using our free Nevada sublease agreement builder or reading our steps on how to write a Nevada sublease agreement below.
How to Write a Nevada Sublease Agreement
- Select the Property Type: Common property types people sublease in Nevada include houses, apartments, rooms, townhouses, cabins, and condos.
- Provide the name of the initial tenant(s): This will be the name or names on the original lease. Only tenants signed to an existing, active lease can sublease a property.
- List the address the subtenant should use to send notices and rent money: If you (the original tenant) still live on the subleased property, then list that address. However, if you live elsewhere or want rent and notices sent to a different address, list that address instead.
- Add the the subtenant’s name: This is the name of the individual or individuals you’re subleasing the property to.
- Write down the landlord’s name: In your Nevada sublease agreement, include your landlord’s name from the original lease.
- Attach a copy of the original lease: Copy your initial lease and have it attached to your new sublease agreement. This benefits both you and the subtenant, because it makes expectations for renting the property clear to the subtenant (who hopefully doesn’t cause you any headaches).
- Include the address of the subleased property.
- Include all other property information: Clearly state other restrictions on the property, as well as what the subtenant has access to. Things like the number of parking spaces, bathrooms, bedrooms, furnishings, and storage units the subtenant can use should be listed here. Additionally, if you want the subtenant to not have pets or to not smoke, list those rules as well.
- Put down the date of the sublease’s term: Choose the start and end dates of the sublease. It can’t go beyond the end date of the original lease, so double check when the original lease ends before putting down an end date on the sublease agreement.
- Clearly explain what the subtenant is responsible for paying each month: List the full amount of rent from the original lease, and the portion of rent the subtenant must pay. Additionally, write down any extra utilities or fees the subtenant is responsible for paying.
Nevada 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 Nevada. Once you’ve filled out a Nevada 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 Nevada laws regarding the eviction process, security deposits, and all other landlord-tenant matters.
Nevada Landlord-Tenant Laws: Chapter 118A of Nevada Revised Statutes (Landlord and Tenant: Dwellings)
In Nevada, a sublessor must:
- Give a subtenant seven days (7) written notice to pay rent or leave
- Return the security deposit within thirty days (30) of the end of the sublease
- Provide thirty days (30) written notice of your intent to not renew the sublease and/or original lease
Nevada Sublease FAQs
Is subletting illegal in Nevada?
If your lease doesn’t prohibit or even mention subletting, then you’re free to sublet. However, you probably have a clause in your lease that requires written landlord approval before you can sublet.
Can a tenant sublet without the landlord’s permission?
The Nevada Landlord-Tenant Code states you must obtain the landlord’s written approval before subletting. However, it’s important you know your landlord can’t unreasonably deny your request to sublet.
Are Nevada sublease agreements binding?
In Nevada, subleases are as binding as a regular lease agreement when lawfully and correctly documented. Once both parties sign the agreement, they’re expected to uphold the agreed-upon terms for the duration of the sublease.
How do you get out of a Nevada sublease agreement?
Getting out of a Nevada sublease agreement early is similar to trying to break a lease agreement before its end date. It depends on the flexibility of the sublessor, and the terms in the sublease.
It’s important you read your original lease and sublease agreement, and refer to the agreed-upon terms regarding ending the sublease before the term is up.
Can you evict a subtenant and collect back rent?
The guidelines for evicting a subtenant are similar to those a landlord must follow to evict a normal tenant. If you’re allowed to sublet, you have the right to evict a subtenant. It simply depends on the terms for eviction outlined in your lease.
If it’s necessary to evict a subtenant and they still haven’t paid their share of the rent, it’s still your responsibility to make sure the landlord is paid. You’ll also need to cover the damages and legal costs affiliated with the eviction process unless you win those back in court.