A sublease agreement is a very popular type of lease that allows someone who is already leasing a property, to essentially re-lease it to someone else. This is very common among people living in urban and college areas. For example, let's say you have an apartment that you have rented for 12 months, and you decide you would like to leave after 4 months. You still have 8 months left that you are obligated to keep paying rent to the Landlord. A sublease agreement, allows you to find someone else
If the sublessee has stopped paying rent, it is still the obligation of the ORIGINAL LESSEE to keep up with the rental payments to the Landlord. Under a sublease agreement, the rent is obligated to be paid to the original lessee, and the original lessee then pays the original rent as stated in the lease agreement to the Landlord.