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A sublease agreement in North Carolina is a document that establishes a legal 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.
In North Carolina, Tenant/Landlord does not specifically prohibit subleasing, but what the lease says matters. It is important for a tenant to not only review the terms of his or her lease, but to also receive written permission from the landlord.