Illinois SubLease Agreement

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An Illinois sublease, or “roommate agreement”, is typical among individuals looking to lessen the monthly cost of their rent, and don’t mind living with another individual, but the agreement may also be for the entire space. The current tenant at a property, called the sublessor, would complete the agreement with the individual that would like to live in the property, referred as the sublessee. Once the agreement has been signed and completed, the sublessee would move-in the property and contribute to the monthly payments as agreed upon.

It is recommended that the sublessor inform the landlord of the new sublessee(s) on the property to remove any confusion and to ensure that the master lease remains valid. A potential issue that can arise for the sublessor is if the sublessee does not contribute and make their monthly payment. In this case, the landlord cannot assist, and all responsibility is directed to the sublessor. Therefore, it is recommended that any new roommate or sub-tenant be screened with the Illinois rental application to make sure the person is financially trustworthy.

Required Disclosures

Lead-Based Paint – *Only required for rental units built prior to 1978. The sublessor should check with the building inspector in the municipality where they live. For further information view the State Manual.

Radon – *Only required if high traces of this gas were found on the property. If the sublessor had this in their original lease, then it should be forwarded to the sublessee.

Illinois Sublease Agreement | PDF | Word

Illinois Sublease Agreement | PDF | Word