The South Carolina Sublease Agreement is a type of lease that allows the current tenant of a property to rent out part or all of the property they are renting to another party. The original tenant is known as the sublessor, the new tenant is known as the sublessee. This is typically used when the tenant wishes to acquire a roommate or wants to vacate the property without breaking their lease.
Most states don’t have laws specifically governing subleasing, and South Carolina is no exception. As such the rules about subleasing will typically be laid out in the lease. Most leases will discourage or outright forbid subleasing, and the sublessor will have to obtain written permission from the landlord.
Regardless of the language and provisions of the sublease agreement, the sublessor is still responsible for the original lease. If the sublessee fails to pay rent or otherwise violates the lease, the sublessor could be held responsible, either facing eviction or required to go through the process of evicting the sublessee. It is therefore imperative that the sublessee be a known party to the sublessor, and the sublessor may want the sublessee to fill out the Rental Application Form.
Since South Carolina has no laws governing Subletting, any and all subleases will be governed by the same laws as a normal lease, which can be found in South Carolina Code. Title 27-33 to 27-50.