In Kansas, a sublease agreement is a legal contract that allows a tenant to have flexibility in a rather tight situation. Sublease agreements provide a tenant the space to get out of a lease should he or she need to relocate or move out of the rental without breaking the lease. A sublease agreement allows the original tenant (the sublessor) to rent the apartment to someone else (the sublessee) without breaking the lease with the landlord. These agreements are often used when a tenant signs a long-term lease and later needs to relocate for work or due to an emergency. These agreements are also often used when the tenant finds permanent housing and no longer wishes to live in the rental. Regardless of the sublease agreement, the original tenant’s name will remain on the lease. This means that any late payments, broken rules, or property damage will fall on the signer of the lease.
In the state of Kansas, tenant/landlord laws are vague on a tenant’s right to sublease. What a lease says matters. If a Kansas lease prohibits subleasing, then, unfortunately, subleasing is prohibited.