The Wyoming sublease agreement is a binding legal contract wherein the original tenant of a property (“sublessor”) rents (“sublets”) rental property to a new tenant (“sublessee”). The sublessee makes recurring payments towards the original tenant’s rental obligation. The initial tenant must have permission from the landlord to sublet the property.
Some leases allow an existing tenant to sublease all or a portion of the rental unit to another party. If a lease does not specifically allow this process in the lease terms and conditions, then a tenant desiring to sublease their rental unit needs to first to get written permission from the landlord to be able to do so.
If a lease does not prohibit a sublease, then the tenant is allowed to do this. Some leases require the landlord’s approval of a sublease tenant. To avoid legal difficulties, it is a good idea to seek a landlord’s approval, no matter what, when seeking to enter into a sublease agreement with another party.
Under a sublease, the original tenant is responsible for the actions of the sublessee. For example, if the subtenant fails to pay the rent due, the original tenant is responsible for the rent payment. If a sublessee damages the rental property, the original tenant is also held responsible. This is why careful screening of an applicant for a sublease and the landlord’s approval of the applicant is warranted.
Subletting Laws in Wyoming
There is no law in Wyoming restricting subleases.
What to Include in a Wyoming Sublease Agreement
Here is the list of what to include in a Wyoming sublease agreement:
- Contact Information: Include the contact information of the tenant (“sublessor”), the sublessee, and the landlord.
- Rent and Payment Terms: Include the rent amount for the sublease, when it is due, and how and to whom it should be paid.
- Security Deposit: Include the amount of the security deposit paid by the sublessee (to be held by the sublessor, not by the landlord).
- Sublease Area: Describe the sublease area.
- Terms and Conditions: Describe any specific terms and conditions of the sublease.
- Utility Sharing: If any utilities or other expenses are shared, show the allocation methods between the parties.
- Termination: Show the date for the end of the sublease.
- Notices: Describe how any legal notices should be delivered to the parties.
- Signatures/Dates: Include a place for signatures and signing dates.