In Nebraska, a sublease agreement is a document that organizes an agreement between two tenants on the rental of an apartment. Rather than a tenant going to a landlord to lease an apartment, this individual, known as a sublessee, will sublease the unit from another tenant. This often occurs because the original tenant, known as the sublessor, must leave the unit for a period of time. This is often due to family emergencies, military deployment, or perhaps they’ve found permanent housing. Whatever the cause, this agreement will be between the original tenant and the new one. This is important to know because, although most states require a tenant to have landlord permission, a sublease contract does not involve the landlord. This means that if any damage occurs to the rental or if any rent payments are missed, the original tenant will be held responsible.
Nebraska’s laws are very vague about subleasing. Due to this fact, tenants are strongly encouraged to review their lease carefully and read the terms of their lease agreement. In addition, tenants are strongly encouraged to obtain written permission from their landlord.