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Are you the current tenant of a property and want to sublet it to someone else? You require a Vermont sublease agreement, and we show you what to include and how to create one. Let's start now!

Sublease Agreement

The sublease is a contract that lets the tenant rent some/all the property to a new tenant. They make regular payments to the original tenant, similar to what the original lease stated. This makes the sublessor responsible for the subtenant.

What to Include

  • Names of sublessee and sublessor
  • Beginning/end dates for the sublease agreement
  • Terms of agreement
  • Rent and utilities the sublessee must pay
  • Security deposit amount
  • Signature of both parties
  • Consent from the landlord

How to Write One

  1. Property type
  2. Original tenant names
  3. Rent payment address
  4. Names of subtenants
  5. Landlord
  6. Copy of the original lease
  7. Property address
  8. Total rental payment
  9. Sublease restrictions
  10. Additional information

Special Laws

Generally, we recommend that you get written permission from the landlord before subletting. Once you fill out the agreement, you're responsible for the subtenant and might be held liable for violations to the original lease.

The sublessor has to honor the agreement terms and follow Vermont laws relating to eviction processes, security deposits, and other matters.

Sublessors

In Vermont, the sublessor is required to:

  • Give 60 days' written notice of the intent not to renew the original lease or sublease if the subtenant has been there for two years or less (90 days for those who have lived there more than two years)
  • Return the security deposit within 14 days of the sublease's end
  • Give a 14-day written notice to leave or pay rent

Build Your Own

Are you ready to create your Vermont sublease agreement? DoorLoop can help you and offers free templates:

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Conclusion

Subletting the property can be beneficial to the tenant and subtenant and could be suitable for you. However, you must check your lease to determine if it's prohibited. If not, you require an ironclad Vermont sublease agreement. You've learned what to include and can go to DoorLoop now and build yours.

FAQs

Is a Sublease Rental Agreement Illegal in Vermont?

No, subletting isn't illegal in Vermont. Tenants can sublease a property to someone else if they speak to the landlord prior and receive permission.

However, there may be a clause within the original lease that will prohibit subleasing. If that's the case, you cannot sublet the property for any reason.

The landlord cannot unreasonably deny the request to sublease, but they can reject it for financial issues or illegal use of the property.

If the Original Lease Doesn't Say It, Can Tenants Sublet without Permission?

No, the tenant still requires permission from the landlord in Vermont. Tenants must get approval before subletting the rental unit and give a 30-day notice before subletting.

If I Don't Pay Rent, Will I Get out of the Vermont Sublease Agreement?

Vermont rules state that the original tenant can go through the eviction process if the sublessee doesn't pay the rent after receiving a notice.

However, subtenants can get out of the sublease agreement if there's a valid reason.

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David Bitton

David is the co-founder & CMO of DoorLoop, a best-selling author, legal CLE speaker, and real estate investor. When he's not hanging with his three children, he's writing articles here!