The Vermont Sublease Agreement is an agreement that allows the current tenant of a property (known as the sublessor) to rent out their property to another party (known as the sublessee). In a sublease agreement they can rent out or part of the property, depending on what the sublease is intended to accomplish.
Vermont has no laws specifically regarding subleasing, so the rules for subleasing will be governed by the original lease. Most long term leases discourage or outright forbid subleasing, so the tenant would have to seek written permission from the landlord in order to sublease.
Regardless of the terms of the sublease, the sublessor is still responsible for the terms of the original lease. If the sublessee violates the lease, then both the sublessor and sublessee could face eviction, or the sublessor could responsible for evicting the sublessee. As such it is highly suggested that the sublessee be a known party to the sublessor, or that the sublessee be required to fill out the Rental Application Form.
As there are no laws specifically covering subletting, a Sublease Agreement will be governed by the same laws as a normal lease. All of Vermont’s Laws regarding leases can be found in Vermont State Code, Title 9, Chapters 137 and 139.