Nebraska’s landlord/tenant 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.
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 Nebraska, if the original lease does not contain language giving permission for the tenant to enter into a sublease, the original tenant (sublessor) should 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 Nebraska sublease agreement should include the following sections: