sub·lease /'səb-ˌlēs/ n: a lease that is given by a tenant or lessee to another person of part or all of the leased premises for a shorter term than that of the original lease and under which some interest is retained compare assignment of lease at assignment
sublease vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb allow the use of, demise, grant a demise, grant a lease, hire, let out, make available for rent, rent, rent out, sublet, subrent, underlet II index rent, sublet

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A lease of property to a third person by a person who is already leasing it; the original lessee remains responsible for the original lease.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

A rental agreement or lease between a tenant and a new tenant (called a subtenant or sublessee) who will either share the rental or take over from the first tenant. The sublessee pays rent directly to the tenant. The tenant is still completely responsible to the landlord for the rent and for any damage, including that caused by the sublessee. Most landlords prohibit subleases unless they have given prior written consent. Compare: assign
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   the lease to another of all or a portion of premises by a tenant who has leased the premises from the owner. A sublease may be prohibited by the original lease, or require written permission from the owner. In any event, the original tenant (lessee) is still responsible for paying the rent to the owner (landlord/lessor) through the term of the original lease and sublease.
   See also: lease, rent

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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