Rhode Island SubLease Agreement Template

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The Rhode Island SubLease Agreement is a legal document that serves as an agreement between an initial tenant and a subtenant (one who will rent from the initial renter). This document will allow a subtenant, in agreement with the landlord and the initial tenant to either share the premises or for the subtenant to take over the lease. Regardless, the initial tenant will be responsible for collecting the rent from the subtenant and paying to the landlord in a timely fashion. The initial tenant will also be responsible for collecting a security deposit from the subtenant and will remain solely responsible for any damages to the property.

How To Write

Step 1 – Download the document and provide the following information in the fields provided as follows:

  • Enter the name of the sublessee (subtenant)
  • Enter the address of the subtenant
  • AND
  • Enter the name of the Sublessor (initial tenant)
  • Enter the address of the Sublessor

Step 2 – Property Information –

  • Enter the street address of the property
  • Enter the name of the City in Rhode Island where the property is located

Step 3 – Sublessor must select one of the following and enter any appropriate information:

  • Fixed Sublease – If this is selected, enter the start and ending dates
  • Month to Month Sublease – If this is selected, enter a start date. The ending date will be reflected on the 30 day notice served to either party from either party
  • Week to week Sublease – Enter a start date – the ending date will be located on the 30 day notice from either party to either party

Step 4 – Utilities – Provide any exceptions to what utilities and/or services the Sublessee would be responsible for. Otherwise the Sublessee will be responsible for all utilities and/or services

Step 5 – Titled Sections – Sublessee must carefully review and agree to all of the titled sections as follows:

  • Liability
  • Security Deposit – (Sublessor must enter the amount to be paid by Sublessee upon signing of the document
  • If a portion of the deposit will be withheld for any reason, the sublessor must enter how many days the sublessee should expect to receive explanation
  • Move In Checklist
  • Master Lease
  • Disputes
  • Other- (Sublessor will enter any additional terms and conditions)
  • Written Agreement
  • Language
  • Minors
  • Original Copies
  • Landlord’s Consent (Landlord must select a box indicating when the Sublease is actually binding)
  • Governing Law

Step 6 – Signatures – Enter the following:

  • Enter the date of the signatures in dd/mm/yyyy format
  • Sublessor’s Signature
  • Print Sublessor’s Name
  • AND
  • Sublessee’s Signature
  • Print Sublessee’s Name
  • AND
  • Witnesses Signatures
  • Print Witnesses Names
  • AND
  • If Sublessee is a minor, provide a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Print Signatory’s Name
  • AND
  • Landlord’s Consent – Provide Landlord’s Signature
  • Landlord’s Printed Name

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