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What is a Wisconsin Sublease Agreement?
When a tenant has to move away from the area, instead of breaking the terms of the lease, they can find another individual to sign a sublease agreement with. This is a type of agreement that effectively adds another party to the rental agreement. This person will have all of the same obligations as the original tenant when it comes to paying the rent on time and taking care or the unit. They will also need to pay the utilities that the original tenant was responsible for as well.
Subletting Laws in Wisconsin
There are no specific sublease laws in this state, so unless the landlord has strictly prohibited this type of agreement in the original lease, the tenant will be able to create a sublease agreement for the property that they are renting. The landlord may request to take part in the selection of the new tenant, but they will not be able to prevent the agreement from occurring. In fact, it is going to be best for the tenant to send the landlord a notification to make sure that both parties are on the same page before beginning a rental agreement with a sub-lessee. Make sure to send the notice via certified mail, so that there is proof of when the notice was received. If the landlord does not respond within a two week period, the tenant can assume that they are giving their consent to the arrangement.
What to Include in a Wisconsin Sublease Agreement
- The date of the sublease agreement, and whether or not the sub-lessee will have the option of extending the lease or putting it in their name.
- The full names of the new tenant and the original one. In this agreement, they will be referred to as the sub-lessee and the sub-lessor.
- The terms of the rental agreement. Make sure to include a copy of the original lease document as a reference for the sub-lessee.
- The amount of rent that the sub-lessee will need to pay each month and the day that it is due.
- The security deposit that the new tenant will be responsible for paying.
- The utilities and other expenses that the sub-lessee will be responsible for paying. Also, make sure to include in any utilities that will need to be transferred to the new tenant’s name.
- The document will end with the signature of both parties and the signature of consent from the landlord.