New Hampshire Sublease Agreement

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The New Hampshire Sublease Agreement is an addendum to an existing lease that allows the current tenant of a property to rent out the property they are currently renting to another party. In this type of agreement, the current tenant of a property is known as the sublessor and the party they are renting it out to is known as the sublessee.

New Hampshire has no laws on the state level specifically pertaining to subleasing, so all of the rules for subletting will be contained within the original lease. Even if the lease specifically forbids subleasing, a tenant could still sublet, if they receive written permission from the landlord. While a sublease is most often used when the sublessor wants to acquire a roommate not included on the original lease, it can also be used when the sublessor wishes to vacate the property early without violating the lease.

A sublessor should be completely sure before signing a sublease agreement, as they are still responsible for ensuring the original lease is maintained. If the sublessee violates the original lease, the sublessor could be responsible for evicting them or be evicted alongside them.

As there are no laws governing subletting in New Hampshire, a sublease agreement will be governed by all of the same laws as a normal lease, which in New Hampshire can be found in New Hampshire Revised Statutes, Chapter 540.