West Virginia Sublease Agreement

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The West Virginia Sublease Agreement is an addendum to an existing lease that allows the current tenant of a property (known as the sublessor) to rent out all or part of the property they are leasing to another party (known as the sublessee). While there are a variety of reasons why a tenant would want to sublet, but the most common reason is so they can acquire a roommate not included on the original lease.

West Virginia has no laws governing subleases, so all the rules regarding them will be contained within the original lease. If the lease does not specifically allow subleasing, the sublessor will have to get written permission from the landlord in order to sublease. Note that, regardless of the terms of the sublease, the sublessor is still required to ensure that the original lease is maintained. If the sublessee fails to uphold the lease, the sublessor may be required to evict them or even face eviction alongside them.

Since there are no laws in West Virginia specifically pertaining to subletting, a sublease agreement will be subject to the same laws as a normal lease. All of West Virginia’s laws governing leases can be found in West Virginia Statutes, Chapter 37.