A Wyoming sublease agreement is a legal document that sets out the terms and conditions for a secondary renter (or “subtenant”) to rent property from the original renter of that property (the “sublessor”). This agreement is made as an extension of the original lease, and does not cancel any of its existing terms.
Because you don’t own the property and are still responsible for upholding the terms in the original lease, having a clear sublease agreement is critical for protecting yourself, the subtenant, and the property owner.
To save time and ensure everything is filled out correctly, we recommend using our free Wyoming sublease agreement builder or reading our steps on how to write a Wyoming sublease agreement below.
How to Write a Wyoming Sublease Agreement
The following details are necessary for a Wyoming tenant to include on their sublease agreement.
- Property type — Indicate on your sublease agreement whether the property in question is an apartment, condo, or house.
- Names and contact information of everyone on the original lease — This includes your name and the names of anyone else listed on the original lease, as well as the name of your landlord. Also list the mailing addresses, cities, and states for those people.
- Payment mailing address — Include the address, city, and state where to send information and rental payments. This information typically is the same address as the rental property if the original tenant is still living there.
- Subtenant’s name and contact information — List the names, mailing addresses, cities, and states for all those who will be subleasing the apartment, condo or house.
- Children — If children under 18 are allowed to live at the property, be sure to list all their names and addresses.
- Attached copy of the original lease — Be sure to keep yourself and your landlord protected by including a signed copy of the original lease you signed.
- The subleased property’s address — List the physical location of the property that you’re subleasing. Be sure to include the street address, apartment or unit number, city, state, and ZIP code.
- Additional information — You can provide detailed information about the property here – how many bedrooms, bathrooms, shared spaces, parking spaces, and storage units are available on the property for the subtenant to use. Also include furnishings and to whom those items belong.
- Dates the sublease is active for — Include the start and end dates of the Wyoming sublease here.
- Rental amounts — This section should include the full rental amount or any portion of the rent the subtenant is responsible for. Also include the name of who is receiving the rent payments (usually the original tenant), when rent is due, and any unique instructions about the payment process.
- Utilities — List the cost of utilities and additional costs the subtenant owes each month (if applicable), and how those costs will be split.
- Pre-payments — This section is where you itemize the payments due when the sublease is signed. These costs may include the first month’s rent, last month’s rent, security deposit, pet deposit, and parking deposit. Also list here how those deposits will be kept, whether any savings account used will be interest- or non-interest-bearing, and how soon after the lease is signed they will be deposited. Indicate how long after the lease concludes that the deposits will be returned to the subtenants.
- Restrictions — Does your rental have prohibitions – on children, pets, or smoking? Are there limits on noise or guests? If so, detail those limitations here.
Wyoming 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 Wyoming. Once you’ve filled out a Wyoming 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 Wyoming laws regarding the eviction process, security deposits, and all other landlord-tenant matters.
Wyoming Landlord-Tenant Laws: Title 34 of the Wyoming Statutes
In Wyoming, 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 sixty days (60) if you intend to deduct money from it
- Provide written notice of your intent to not renew the sublease and/or original lease
Wyoming Sublease FAQs
Is subletting illegal in Wyoming?
No, subletting isn’t illegal in Wyoming.
Wyoming state law doesn’t have any provisions that specifically address subletting. Therefore, it’s prudent to check your own lease agreement to see if there is language that specifically prohibits sublease agreements.
However, even if there’s no language in your lease agreement mentioning subleases, you should check with your landlord before proceeding with a Wyoming sublease agreement.
Can a tenant sublet without permission in Wyoming?
While there are no laws that address subleasing directly, it’s a smart idea to check your lease and ask your landlord’s permission before entering into a sublease agreement.
To get formal permission, mail your landlord a letter by certified mail outlining the terms of the potential sublease. Allow 30 days for your landlord to respond. If they don’t get back to you, it’s safe to assume that you can sublet the property.
Just remember that as the original tenant, you’re still signed to the lease and are responsible for ensuring the property is treated well and the landlord receives rent payments. Letting the landlord know about your intent to sublease and getting their permission reduces the chance of issues coming up later.