Kentucky tenant/landlord laws provide provisions on subleasing. This means that as long as a lease does not specifically prohibit subletting, the tenant may sublease the apartment or rental property. Despite the provision, in order to protect all parties, it is important for the sublessor to obtain written permission from the landlord or property manager.
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 Kentucky, if the original lease does not contain language giving permission for the tenant to enter into a sublease, the original tenant (sublessor) must obtain written permission from the landlord to do so. The original tenant (sublessor) is still bound by all the requirements/obligations under the original (master) lease agreement.
A Kentucky sublease agreement should include the following sections: