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What is a Vermont Sublease Agreement?
A Vermont sublease agreement is an agreement that can be very convenient for those that don’t wish to break a fixed-term lease or for those that want to have an extended absence from a unit. This is due to the fact that the original renter will take on his or her own renter, which is called a sub-lessee. The original tenant becomes the sub-lessor, and the sublease agreement can have all of the same rules and regulations as a standard lease or even add additional ones. This type of arrangement is perfect for student tenants that are away for winter or summer sessions or for those that want to purchase or rent another property and don’t want to suffer the penalties of a broken lease.
Subletting Laws in Vermont
In Vermont, there are no express laws that forbid subletting the property to a new sub-lessee, but the rules of the lease must state that this kind of arrangement is allowable on the property. Once a tenant has decided to take on a sub-lessee, he or she should confirm that this is permitted by the landlord. For the sake of verification, this should be done by sending an official request via certified mail so that receipt can be confirmed. If the tenant doesn’t receive a response within a 30-day period, then consent can be inferred.
What to Include in a Vermont Sublease Agreement
- The names of the sub-lessor and the sub-lessee.
- The date that the sublease agreement begins and ends. Also, include whether the agreement can be extended.
- The terms of the rental agreement. Always include a copy of the original lease.
- The rent that the sub-lessee is responsible for paying.
- The utilities that the sub-lessee is responsible for paying.
- How the rent and the utilities need to be paid.
- The security deposit that the sub-lessee will need to pay for the rental.
- The signature of both the sub-lessee and the sub-lessor.
- The consent of the landlord.