Minnesota SubLease Agreement Form

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The Minnesota SubLease Agreement Form details the lease specifics between a Sub-Lessor and Sub-Lessee regarding a rental property the Sub-Lessor controls as a Tenant. This arrangement allows the Sub-Lessor to lighten the burden he/she carries with the original lease held with the property owner. Ultimately, the Sub-Lessor will still be held responsible to the Landlord he/she holds the original lease with for the property. However, unless the original prohibits the act of sub-letting the property, the original Tenant may move out and allow a Sub-Tenant, or Sub-Lessee, to move in. The new agreement between the Sub-Lessor and Sub-Lessee should be documented as a Sublease for the security of all parties. It should be noted the Sublease should not extend benefits or entitlements beyond the power of the original lease held by the Sub-Lessor.

This form will be a standard Sub-Lease that may be used in the State of Minnesota. There will be some sections (such as the rent the Sub-Tenant must pay) which should be entered as they will define the original terms and conditions that are unique to the two parties signing it, the property, and the agreement they are entering. Once signed, this lease will be considered a legal contract and will enable the Sub-Lessor or Sub-Lessee to enforce their agreement through the courts if one violates its terms and conditions. This does not bind the property owner and the Sub-Lessee. For instance, if either the Landlord or Sub-Lessee cause a violation, the Sub-Lessor will be responsible for correcting it, then pursuing the violating party separately.

How to Write

Step 1 – There will be three pieces of information required in the first paragraph. Enter the name of the Sub-Lessor, the address of the Sub-Lessor, the full name of the Sub-Lessee, and the address of the Sub-Lessee.

Step 2 –  The next two paragraphs will require information about the premises being leased. First, enter the address of the property then enter the city the property is located in.

Step 3 – The first item, labeled “Term,” is where to report how long the sub-lease will be in effect for. Select one box from the following choices: Fixed Sublease, Month-to-Month Sublease, and Week-to-Week Sublease. In the case of a Fixed Sublease, make sure to enter the starting and ending date of the sublease. In the case of an At-Will tenancy (Month to Month or Week to Week), enter the start date and the number of days’ that must be given before terminating the agreement. Note: The Sublease’s time period of effect should not extend beyond that of the lease

Step 4 – Section II, or “Utilities, will need a definition of any utility/service required for the property the Sub-Lessee is not responsible for being listed in the spaces provided.

Step 5 – In Section IV, “Security Deposit,” enter the security deposit amount the Sub-Lessee must give the Sub-Lessor to hold for the duration of the lease on the first blank line. Then on the second blank line, enter the number of days past move-out, the Sub-Lessor must supply a Sub-lessee a reason for any missing amount from the security amount.

Step 6 – In Section VIII, “Other,” is where any entitlements or obligations the Sub-Lessor and Sub-Lessee agree should be a part of the Sublease, but has not been previously mentioned, should be reported. Only terms and conditions that are a part of this document may fall under its binding power.

Step 7 – In Section XIII, “Landlord’s Consent,” place a check mark in the first box if the sublease requires landlord approval or place a check mark in the second box if the sub-lease requires landlord approval.

Step 8 – In Section XV, “Date & Signature,” enter the date of the agreement in the spaces provided. Then, in the first column, the Sub-Lessor must sign and print his or her name in the spaces provided. In the spaces below a witness to this signature must also sign and print his or her name. In the column on the right, the Sub-Lessee and print his or her name, leaving the last two spaces in this column for a witness to do the same. Next, will be an area for a parent or guardian to sign and print his or her name in consent to a minor entering this agreement. Finally, the Landlord has the option of signing and printing his or her name to give consent to the Sub-Lessor to issue this lease.

Step 9 – Both Sub-Lessor and Sub-Lessee should provide their initials if the original lease is attached and/or an inventory checklist is attached in the spaces provided.