Tenant/Landlord Laws in Hawaii provide sublease provisions unless blatantly expressed otherwise in the lease. Tenants are encouraged to receive written permission before subletting a rental to avoid problems down the road and to protect all parties involved.
A sublease is an agreement between the original tenant (sublessor or sublandlord) under a lease agreement for a rental unit and a new individual (sublessee or subtenant) who does not have a direct connection with the original lease agreement. The sublease agreement is tied to and incorporates the original (master) lease. In Hawaii, if the original lease does not contain language giving permission for the tenant to enter into a sublease, the original tenant (sublessor) should obtain written permission from the landlord to do so as an addition to the original lease. The original tenant (sublessor) is still bound by all the requirements/obligations under the original (master) lease agreement.
A Hawaii sublease agreement should include the following sections: