Oregon Tenant/Landlord Law dictates that a sublessor must have written approval from a landlord in order for the agreement to proceed. This agreement must be signed by the landlord, the sublessor and the sublessee agreeing that the sublessee will follow all the rules of the tenancy and pay rent on time.
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 Oregon, the original tenant (sublessor) must obtain written permission from the landlord to enter into a sublease agreement. The sublease agreement must be signed by the landlord, original tenant/sublessor, and the sublessee, and state that the sublessee will abide by the terms of the original lease, including timely payment of rent. The original tenant (sublessor) is still bound by all the requirements/obligations under the original (master) lease agreement.
An Oregon sublease agreement should include the following sections: