The North Dakota sublease agreement allows an existing tenant to rent, or sublease, all (or a portion) of a rental property to a new tenant (“sublessee”). This contract requires the sublessee to make routine, regular payments to relieve some or all of the sublessor’s original rental obligations.
The original tenant will still be responsible for the terms of the lease, and the sublessee will have all of the same rights that were agreed upon in the original lease. This type of arrangement will keep the tenant from breaking the lease, and even though the landlord will have a new tenant for the duration, they will still get the rent that they were promised.
Subletting Laws in North Dakota
In the state of North Dakota, there are no specific subletting laws that tenants will need to abide by when they consider this type of agreement. The landlord will not be permitted to deny the subleasing of the property unless it is included in the original lease document. It is important to always make sure that the landlord knows about any intent to sublet the property that is rented, so before looking for a tenant, make sure to send a written notice to the landlord by way of certified mail so that receipt of the document can be tracked. Some landlords may wish to be part of the process, so they may need to provide their consent on the sublease agreement that is written.
What to Include in a North Dakota Sublease Agreement
- The names and contact information for the sublessor and the sublessee.
- The period of time when the sublease agreement will be active, and whether or not the time in the unit can be extended.
- The amount of rent that the sublessee needs to pay each month, and where it should be delivered.
- The amount of a security deposit that the sublessee will be responsible for paying.
- The utilities that the sublessee will be responsible for paying.
- The terms of the sublease agreement and a copy of the original lease document for the sublessee to have on hand.
- The signatures of both parties, as well as the landlord’s consent, should be at the bottom of the document.