A Mississippi Sublease Agreement is an addendum to an existing lease that allows the current tenant of the property to rent out all or party of the property they are leasing to another party. In this arrangement, the original tenant is known as the sublessor and the new tenant is known as the sublessee. This kind of agreement is typically used to obtain a roommate not included under the original lease, although other uses are possible.
Mississippi has no laws specifically pertaining to subletting, so all of a lease’s rules regarding subleasing will be contained in the lease itself. Unless a lease has an already outlined sublease policy, the tenant will need to get written permission from the landlord.
Regardless of the terms of the sublease, the sublessor will still be responsible for ensuring that the terms of the original lease are still upheld. If they sublessee breaks the lease or fails to pay rent, they sublessor may be required to evict them, or even face eviction alongside them. As such it is highly recommended that the sublesse be a well known party to the sublessor, or be required to complete the Rental Application Form.
As it has no laws pertaining to subletting, a Mississippi Sublease will be governed by the same laws as a regular lease. All of Mississippi’s lease laws can be found in Mississippi Annotated Code, Chapter 89-7-1 to 89-8-29.