Assignment of Lease Form

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Updated July 11, 2022

A lease assignment allows a tenant to “assign” and transfer the name of the lease, often the tenant, to someone else. The landlord must approve the tenant and, if accepted, an assignment will be executed by both parties. The assignee will be the new tenant and the original tenant will be released from the lease.

Residential (Example)

When a tenant can no longer make the monthly rent payments and knows someone that can replace them in the apartment. The landlord will be contacted and the new tenant will be screened by their credit score and background. If approved, an assignment will be written and ready for signature.

Commercial (Example)

When a business is purchased and the old owner has no interest in the property. The landlord will be notified that the business is no longer owned by the tenant and will issue a lease assignment to make the new owner personally liable for the lease.

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