A Kentucky sublease agreement is a document that lays out an arrangement between a sublessor and a sublessee. In these situations, the sublessor is the original signer of the lease with the landlord and no longer wishes to remain in the rental for whatever reason. The sublessor would then seek out a sublessee to move into the apartment and take over the rent payments. This agreement may last for a short period of time, such as a month, or for an extended period of time, such as the duration of a lease. Once the sublease agreement is in effect, the sublessee will move into the rental and pay rent just as the original tenant would. The sublessee will have to abide by the same rules of occupancy that the sublessor is held to. One important factor of subleasing is that even though the sublessee will be residing in the unit and paying rent, the sublessor, as the original signer of the lease, will still be on the hook for any unpaid rent, late payments or property damage.
Kentucky tenant/landlord laws provide provisions on subleasing. This means that as long as a lease does not specifically prohibit subleasing, 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.