Mississippi Tenant/Landlord Laws, found in Mississippi Code Title 89, are fairly vague and place the power of subleasing in the landlord’s hands. If the landlord prohibits subletting in the original lease, then the tenant is forbidden from leasing. If the landlord allows subletting, then the tenant should ensure that they receive written permission from the landlord.
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 Mississippi, 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 Mississippi sublease agreement should include the following sections: