According to South Carolina’s Sublease laws, a tenant’s ability to sublease lies in the landlord’s willingness to allow it. If a tenant wishes to sublease their rental, they must receive written permission from the landlord that proves that they have permission to do so.
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 South Carolina, the original tenant (sublessor) must have the landlord's written permission to enter into a sublease. If the original lease contains no 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 South Carolina sublease agreement should include the following sections: