Texas Sublease Agreement

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The Texas Sublease Agreement is a legal document that allows a current tenant of a property (known as the sublessor) to rent out all or part of the property to another party (known as the sublessee). Typically the sublessor will use this to vacate a property early without breaking their lease, or if they need to acquire a roommate not included on the original lease.

Under Texas state law, a tenant is not permitted to sublease without gaining the landlord’s written permission. Note that, regardless of the terms of a sublease agreement, a sublessor is still required to make sure that the clauses and rules of the original lease are maintained. As such, if the sublessee fails to pay rent or otherwise breaks the lease, the sublessor could face eviction. It is strongly recommended that the sublessee be required to complete the Rental Application Form before signing a Sublease Agreement.

All Texas laws and statutes that apply to normal leases also apply to sublease agreements, which can be found in Texas Statute Chapters 91 and 92. The only law pertaining specifically to subleases can be found in Texas Statute Chapter 91.005.