North Dakota Sub-lease Agreement
The North Dakota sublease agreement is a special type of contract where the tenant that holds a lease acts as the lessor and collects rent from a sub-tenant looking to occupy the same space. The landlord is often times notified of this arrangement due to the master lease usually requesting it or not allowing it for use on the property (NOTICE: Every sublessor should carefully read their lease and look for the section titled ‘SUBLETTING’ to see what the rules are for the property).
The sublessor has the option of drafting the agreement for the entire space or to act as a roommate contract depending on the situation at hand. The sublessee will be the sole responsibility of the sublessor and it is encouraged that any potential renters be screened through the rental application.
The sublessor is held to the same level as a landlord and must provide the sub-tenant the following information (if applicable):
Lead-Based Paint – Only if the housing was built prior to 1978. The sublessor will have to check with their local code or ordinance office to obtain this information.
Move-in Checklist – If requested, the subtenant must be provided with this form and sign to ensure that any current repairs needed are not reflected in the itemized statement and deducted from the funds at the end of the term.