A sublease agreement in Louisiana is a document that establishes an agreement between two tenants; a sublessor and a sublessee. The sublessor in the agreement is the original signer of the lease with the landlord, who is locked into a long-term lease, or perhaps needs to leave town for a period of time and does not want to permanently move out of the unit. Either way, the sublessee will move into the rental and pay rent just as the original tenant did, however, the difference is that his or her name will not be placed on the original lease. This means that if the sublessee fails to pay rent on time, or damages the property, the sublessor will be held responsible.
Lousiana Law does not specifically forbid or permit subleasing, however, case law has proven that a landlord cannot arbitrarily refuse a request for subleasing if a tenant has found a qualified individual to pay rent in his or her place. Nevertheless, it is always important to obtain written permission from the landlord or property manager before entering a sublease agreement.