Nevada Residential Sublease Agreement

The Nevada sublease agreement is a contract between an existing tenant (“sublessor”) and a new tenant (“subtenant”). The sublessor rents all or part of a rental property to the subtenant in exchange for regular, periodic payments. The sublessor must have the landlord’s permission to sublease the property.

Subleasing property is something that a tenant can do when they need to leave the area for part of the term of their lease. When this is the case, they can find a tenant to take over the lease for that period of time. They will become the sublessor, and the new tenant will become known as the subtenant. The landlord will need to be aware of this type of arrangement, but they do not need to interact with the subtenant and the original tenant, they can keep the means of contact as they are and only speak to the original tenant about issues or concerns that they may have.

Subletting Laws in Nevada

With this type of rental agreement, there are no specific laws in the state of Nevada. The main tenant is permitted to sublet all or some of the units that they rent, and with the proper screening process, the landlord cannot deny the subtenant access to the rental property.  The terms of the original lease will remain the same, so the new subtenant will need to have a copy of the original lease so that they are aware of all of the terms that apply to them. When the original tenant requests permission to sublet the unit that they are renting, the request should be mailed to make sure they have a confirmation that the letter was received by the landlord.

What to Include in a Nevada Sublease Agreement

  • The names of the parties involved in the sublease agreement.
  • The address of the property that is being subleased. 
  • The terms of the rental agreement. This should include the length of the sublease agreement, the amount of rent that Is due each month, and whether there is a late fee that the subtenant should know about. Make sure to include where the rent should be turned in when it is due.
  • Clearly outline the utilities that will need to be paid and any security deposit that will be collected. 
  • The signature of both parties, the date, and the landlords’ consent should all be included as well.