Massachusetts SubLease Agreements
The Massachusetts sublease, or roommate agreement, allows for a person to either:
Off-Campus Sublease – For students seeking to rent their housing unit while they are away (Winter/Summer Break). Adobe PDF
The sublessor should understand that they will be responsible for any sub-tenant that does not follow the rules of the lease. Examples of this are damage to the premises or the non-payment of rent by the sublessee. For these reasons it is encouraged to require a rental application before authorizing an agreement.
Even though the sublessor does not own the property, they are obligated to follow all Massachusetts State Laws (Chapter 186) and handout the following forms (if applicable):
- Lead-Based Paint – For any rental unit build before 1978.
- Moving-in Checklist (PDF, Word) – If the sublessor accepted a Security Deposit, this form must be filled in by the sublessee.
- Security Deposit Receipt – Used when giving back the deposit to the sublessee at the end of the term.