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The Residential Sublease Agreement is a document by which a tenant transfers the residential or home lease to another. A Residential Lease is a contract by which the landlord grants the tenant the right to use their home or apartment to live. However, the tenant may transfer the entire or a portion of the residential lease to another person, known as the sublease, who will pay rent to the tenant. In this agreement, the tenant may choose to either rent:
Note that a tenant can only sublet their lease if the original lease permits or the landlord consents to the sublease. In a sublease, the tenant will continue paying rent to the landlord and to ensure the subtenant's compliance with the terms of the original lease. Also note that this document cannot be used to sublet or transfer a Commercial Lease (rental property designed for business purposes); rather a tenant should use the Commercial Sublease Agreement to transfer their office leases.
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This document requires specific information, such as:
After completing this document, the document should be printed and signed the tenant and subtenant. Each party should keep one of the signed documents for their record.
The Tenancy laws of Lagos State apply to rental properties in Lagos. Also, depending on the location of the rental property, the tenant laws of other states in Nigeria are applicable to this document.
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Other names for the document: Residential Sublease Contract, Apartment Sublease Agreement, Room Sublease Agreement, Agreement to Sublet Residential Apartment, Private Residential Sublease Agreement