Updated on January 13th, 2021
The South Carolina sublease agreement offers tenants the option of leasing the property they currently occupy to a third (3rd) party. Although this is a tempting alternative to breaking a lease, the primary lessee is required to obtain the original landlord’s written consent prior to the sublet (§ 27-35-60). If allowed, the sublessor will have to ensure that they rent to credible sublessee, as they are still held accountable for the terms of the initial contract. Once they have selected someone they feel they can trust, it will be time to register the new terms into the agreement. This consists of the start & end date of the sublease, the amount of the periodic payments & security deposit, and any provisions concerning the use of the premises.