A Michigan Sublease Agreement gives the current/original tenant the ability to sublet their apartment to another person, known as the subtenant. This can only be done if the original contract with the landlord doesn’t have a provision preventing the tenant from subletting the property. If so, the tenant will need to get permission from the landlord to sublet.
For landlords, it’s important to have a provision in the lease that gives you the authority to allow whether or not a tenant of yours can sublet. Depending on the situation, it may or may not be beneficial to you if and when it occurs. The only reason a sublet would occur is if the original tenant signed a fix term lease and is unable to break or get out of the lease. If the original tenant does sublet the property, they now assume the role of the landlord and the sublessor is now the new tenant. Note: The original tenant is still responsible for rent being paid and damages against the property, hence why subleasing is risky for the original tenant.